The Medea Hypothesis: Greek Myth Modernized in World Premiere Play
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The last date listed for The Medea Hypothesis was Saturday June 22, 2013 / 8:00pm.
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Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and actor Sam Shepard (Buried Child, True West), Ages… More
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Marian Berges respects her audience and has created an adult piece of theatre. Jan Zvaifler gives a strong nuanced performance and holds the piece together. Joe Estlack plays five characters and is a joy to watch (only the "Dad" character is unconvincing). He truly transforms and is not recognizable as Carl. There is a magical scene in the plumber's bedroom that is so lush and poetic and seamlessly supported by music that is truly stunning to see.
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This company always surprises and gratifies with its orginial, thought-provoking scripts, high standards of acting, and ingenious production that overcomes the challenges of a tiny performing space. This script has its problems, especially one...continued
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“[This] provocative Central Works world premiere [is] engrossing … It’s in Em’s inner struggles with being a daughter and having one, rather than that disposable (and unseen) husband, that Berges’ Medea can be riveting.” -San Francisco Chronicle
“A remarkably accomplished playwriting debut by Marian Berges … [The Medea Hypothesis] is full of theatrical magic and excitement and genuine emotion, and achieves a true cathartic effect.” -examiner.com
Read about the original Medea by Euripides
Read about “The Medea Hypothesis” posited by paleontologist Peter Ward.