Event

NT Live: Medea (Multiple Shows)
16
Oct
2014

NT Live: Medea (Multiple Shows)

  • Location:Seattle, WA
  • Venue:SIFF Film Center
  • Length:06:30 pm

A modern adaptation on Euripides’ powerful tragedy.

Terrible things breed in broken hearts. Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she’s left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day’s grace.It’s time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear.

Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) takes the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy. Under the direction of Carrie Cracknell, this new adaptation “quakes with female rage and powerlessness” (The Observer), and features music by Will Gregory and Alison Goldfrapp.