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Medea

 
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US PREMIERE
PREVIEWS: JAN 12—29
 
Jan 12—Feb 23, 2020
 
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RUN TIME: 1hr 20min, no intermission
TICKETS: Previews (Jan 12-29): $35—$185; Regular (Jan 30-Feb 23): $45—$195
 
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Written by Simon Stone after Euripides
Directed by Simon Stone

Produced by BAM, Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, and David Lan

★★★★★
“FUNNY, CLEVER, AND HARROWING IN EQUAL MEASURE”
THE GUARDIAN (UK)

★★★★★
“A MASTERPIECE”
THE ARTS DESK (UK)

★★★★★
“A MEDEA YOU WILL REMEMBER.”
DE TELEGRAAF (NETHERLANDS)

Euripides’ controversial icon is reborn in visionary director Simon Stone’s (Yerma) stunning contemporary rewrite. Rose Byrne (Damages, Bridesmaids, You Can’t Take It with You) and Bobby Cannavale (The Lifespan of a Fact, The Hairy Ape, The Motherf**ker with the Hat) face off as a husband and wife in the tumultuous throes of an unraveling marriage. Transposing the devastation of Greek tragedy to a modern American home, Stone’s stripped-bare staging throws the couple’s every raw emotion into stark relief, from jealousy to passion, humor to despair. Who will pay the price?

This critical sensation riveted audiences across Europe and now comes to BAM for its US premiere, featuring an all-new cast, including Dylan Baker (The Good Wife, Happiness).

Cast:
Victor Almanzar (Herbert)
Gabriel Amoroso (Edgar)
Dylan Baker (Christopher)
Jordan Boatman (Elsbeth)
Rose Byrne (Anna)
Bobby Cannavale (Lucas)
Emeka Guindo (Gus)
Orson Hong (Gus)
Jolly Swag (Edgar)
Madeline Weinstein (Clara)

Understudies:
Renata Friedman (Anna)
Thomas Michael Hammond (Christopher/Herbert)
Nick Mills (Lucas) 
Sam Morales (Clara/Elsbeth)

Set by Bob Cousins
Costumes by An d’Huys
Music & Sound by Stefan Gregory
Lighting by Sarah Johnston
Video by Julia Frey
Costume Associate Fauve Ryckebusch
Production Stage Manager David Lurie-Perret
Assistant Stage Manager Amanda Kosack
Casting by Jim Carnahan, CSA

Originally produced by Internationaal Theater Amsterdam

Read the BAM program notes for Medea

Season Sponsor:

Howard Gilman

 

Proud Partner of Medea: American Express

 

Leadership support for BAM Access
Programs provided by the Jerome L.
Greene Foundation:

Howard Gilman

 

Leadership support for theater at BAM
provided by The Fan Fox & Leslie
R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.; The SHS
Foundation; and The Shubert Foundation, Inc.

 
 
Simon Stone
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Simon Stone Faced the Unthinkable. He Thinks You Should Too.
The New York Times
 
Simon Stone Faced the Unthinkable. He Thinks You Should Too.
The New York Times
 
The New York Times on Stone and the resurgence of myth: “Instead of alienating audiences, he wants to bring them closer, reminding them of the archetypes that persist even in their own lives.”
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Medea
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Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale on Doing Medea Together
Vanity Fair
 
Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale on Doing Medea Together
Vanity Fair
 
“We’ve never done anything like this.” The stars of Medea opened up to Vanity Fair about their choice to take on visionary director Simon Stone’s stunning contemporary rewrite.
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Medea
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Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale Buckle Up For Medea
Broadway Direct
 
Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale Buckle Up For Medea
Broadway Direct
 
“He creates real theatrical magic.” Byrne, Cannavale, and BAM Artistic Director David Binder discuss working with Simon Stone, “one of the world’s great new young directors.”
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Medea Reading List
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Medea Reading List
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Our friends at Greenlight Bookstore curated this reading list on patriarchy, women’s anger, and revenge, featuring works that span the classical era to the present.
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