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PLAY WITH MIXED MUSIC & MIXED MEDIA, AFTER EURIPIDES SENECA MUELLER CHERUBINI
by: Dima Dubson, Oleg Dubson, Dan Illian,* Margareth Kammerer, Jennifer Lim,*and
original music performed by Margareth Kammerer; video design and direction by Leah Gelpe; scenic design by Michael Byrnes; costumes designed by Oana Botez-Ban; lit by Lucrecia Briceno; dramaturgy by Peter Campbell; assistant director Shira Milikowsky; production manager Mercedes Murphy; adapted and directed by Jay Scheib
The Medea premiered at
LaMaMa ETC in New York City on the 13 of January 2005
Selected Press clips....
is a tragic tale of Greek love gone terribly wrong: boy meets girl, girl forsakes
family, girl has babies, boy leaves girl, girl goes nuts and kills children
and mistress. Jay Scheib and his La MaMa theater troupe have turned Euripides'
saga on its head – putting the beginning at the end and ending with
The Medea by Ashley Harrell & Adam Raymond for Paper Mag
"...much food for
thought and makes a familiar work seem new, rich, and strange again"
The Medea review by Loren Noveck for nytheatre.com
"Mr. Scheib has
attracted a considerable following for his intelligent visuals and audacious
way around a text. ...."
A Great, Wide-Ranging, Sloppy Mess That's Noisy & Clever to Boot
By HELEN SHAW for The New York Sun, Arts and Letters Jan. 17, 2005
Mr. Scheib has not mounted a traditional interpretation.. (he) strips the
drama down to only the most utilitarian prose. "
The Beginning by Jason Zinoman for the New York Times, Jan 20 2005
"Scheib turns the
binoculars around…brilliantly...excellent, intelligent theatrecraft
at work here. Don’t miss this one."
The Medea reviewed by Jessica Slote for Theater2k
conceived and directed by Jay Scheib, makes admirable strides in changing
our concept of the play by addressing not just its emotional content but its
structure as well...well acted and interestingly concieved ... always engaging."
Multimedia Medea by Julie Sharbutt for offoffonline.com