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Medea

 
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US PREMIERE
Extended to Mar 8
 
Jan 12—Mar 8, 2020
 
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RUN TIME: 1hr 20min, no intermission
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Written by Simon Stone after Euripides
Directed by Simon Stone

Produced by BAM, Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, and David Lan

“a hot winter ticket…this Medea…is very much of our moment.”
The New York Times

★★★★★
“genuinely shocking…Stone’s boldly contemporary staging of Euripides has Hitchcockian flair”
Financial Times

“Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale bring both star power and considerable sexual heat”
The Hollywood Reporter

“an act of clever dramatic architecture”
The New Yorker

“Byrne is riveting”
Time Out New York

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.


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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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Ivo van Hove on Simon Stone’s Medea
 
 
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Simon Stone in Conversation with Ivo van Hove
 
 
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Medea
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A Conversation Between Simon Stone and David Lan
BAM Blog
 
A Conversation Between Simon Stone and David Lan
BAM Blog
 
Medea’s writer/director and producer discuss their contemporary version of the classic myth.
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Medea 1 28 Member Mingle
Galas & Events
Member Mingle
Wed, Feb 12, 2020
 
Member Mingle
Wed, Feb 12, 2020
MEMBERS ONLY
 

Meet fellow BAM members and the BAM Membership team at this pre-show reception for Medea, with complimentary wine and snacks.

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American Express® Experiences 
 

American Express is a proud partner of Medea at BAM. Card Members have access to exclusive offers including an American Express Presale. Card Members have access to an exclusive American Express Presale from Wednesday, September 11 at 12pm to Monday, September 16 at 9:59am.

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Medea Reading List
Greenlight Bookstore
 
Medea Reading List
Greenlight Bookstore
 
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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