Tom Hewitt & Aaron Mark Discuss ANOTHER MEDEA
In promotion of the upcoming All For One Theater Festival presentation of Aaron Mark's one-man play starring familiar Broadway regular Tom Hewitt, ANOTHER MEDEA, the young writer/director and seasoned star discussed some of the themes of the play and what drew them to the subject of the piece in a new interview.
ANOTHER MEDEA was written and directed by Aaron Mark (of Ben Rimalower's PATTI ISSUES fame) and features Hewitt in a triumphant solo performance as a prisoner with a penchant for drama and tragedy in a uniquely arresting and absorbing monodrama.
ANOTHER MEDEA is billed as such: "In Another Medea, we meet the incarcerated Marcus Sharp, a charismatic and enigmatic onetime New York actor who recounts in gruesome detail how his obsessions with a wealthy doctor named Jason and the myth of Medea lead to horrific, unspeakable events. Not just "another" Medea, this provocative, minimalist meta-monodrama is an examination of the use and prevalence of myth in our lives as well as the dangers in becoming too immersed in a role. Marcus' story is the story of the ultimate outsider and is at once ancient and up-to-the-minute contemporary. Inspired by true events and the work of Euripides, Tom Hewitt plays Marcus and various others in what writer/director Aaron Mark describes as "Grand Guignol horror in the style of Spalding Gray". The battle between Medea and Jason has been told and retold, adapted and reimagined time after time after time, but never quite like this."
ANOTHER MEDEA will be presented at the All For One Theater Festival on Saturday, October, 19 at 7pm; Sunday, October 20 at 4pm; Saturday, October 26 at 4pm; and, Wednesday, October 30 at 7pm.
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