Widely argued as the first play to deal with pro-feminist sentiments, Medea plots revenge against passion in a world of deceit, grief and murder. Playing on the games of spite and remorse, the piece investigates what it means to be human when loss is so great that we react with barbarism.
Theatre Encounter’s production was performed as a reinvention of the characteristics of humanity, pushing the performance truths of ‘reality’ into surreal representations of all we cling and hold onto in our personal and family ideals.March 1st – 5th, 2011, at the Studio, at Vertigo Theatre Centre (Calgary, Alberta).An adaptation by Jean Anouilh of Euripides classic, Directed by Michael Fenton.Starring: Val Duncan, Mike Rogers, Rhandi Neal, Pat Quinn and Jennifer LeBlanc
Designed by: Joshua Frasher (Sound); Anna Lopez (Costume); Brian MacNeil (Lights); John Hale (Set).
Stage Management by Aly Gustafson; Illustration by Aimee Qui, Graphic Design by Jordan Schlachter.