MEDEA'S GOT SOME ISSUES Set for United Solo Festival
More than 2,400 years after the premiere of the myth, "Medea's Got Some Issues" presents, without inhibitions, "the mitigating and sordid factors surrounding Medea's infamous case: From the sexual haste of her husband, Jason, to the misogynistic and xenophobic environment of classical Corinth. The play is both a madcap parody and a tribute to Euripides? classic tragedy."
"Medea's Got Some Issues" opened in Madrid (Spain) in June 2010 to sold-out audiences. Last year, Ana Asensio decided to bring Emilio Williams' play to NY: "I've been a fan of his work since his first play opened in Madrid in 2007," explains Asensio.
Now, United Solo, the world's largest solo theatre festival, has selected "Medea's Got Some Issues" to be part of its 2012 Edition.
About Ana Asensio, Actress and Producer:
Ana Asensio is an actress and director who currently divides her time between her native Madrid and New York City.
Asensio's film acting credits include: "The Afterlight," co-directed by Craig Macneill and Alexei Kaleina; "The Archive," by Oscar winning director Ethan Spiglan; "Zenith," by Vladan Nikolic; and, the HBO short film, "Betty La Flaca," by Hugo Perez.
Asensio's most significant theatrical role to date has been in the one-woman play, "La Diva," by award winning playwright, Jeronimo Lopez Mozo, that she translated to English, adapted and directed. "La Diva" has been performed in Europe, Africa and North America.
Currently, Asensio is developing her first feature film as a writer/director that will be shot in NYC.
About Emilio Williams, Playwright:
He is widely regarded in Spain as one of the most promising new voices of the stage.
In 2010, his alternative hit comedy "Tables and Beds" was selected among 80 plays from 12 countries as the winner of the IV Premio El Espectaculo Teatral.
This year his comedy, "Smartphones- a Pocket Size Farce" received its world premiere at Trap Door Theater in Chicago, the city where he currently resides.
His next world premiere "Your Problem with Men" is currently under-development at Teatro Luna, the all Latina theater assemble from Chicago.
About United Solo
2012 United Solo, the world's largest solo theatre festival, presents one hundred solo productions.
All shows are staged at Theatre ROW: 410 West 42nd Street, New York City.
TICKETS, with a price of $18, are available at the Theatre ROW Box Office and online through Telecharge at www.telecharge.com. You may also call Telecharge at 212-239-6200. When placing your reservation, please provide: the FESTIVAL name (United Solo Theatre Festival), the name of the THEATRE (Theatre ROW – The Studio Theatre), and the specific DAY and TIME of the SHOW you would like to see.