Theatre Y Extends MEDEA Through 6/8

May 28
1:07 PM 2014
Theatre Y Extends MEDEA Through 6/8

Theatre Y has announced the extension of their polarizing production Euripides' Medea, freely adapted by poet Robinson Jeffers. Director Kevin V. Smith's unique production gives a bold and experimental interpretation of the text. Time Out Chicago praised Melissa Lorraine's interpretation of the title role as a, "frighteningly human performance [which] elicits sympathy and terror in the same breath." The company announces a special "$10 Prom Pic Ticket Offer" to audience members who bring their prom pictures to the box office, see below for details and restrictions.

Scorned by her lover and killing her children, Medea is one of the most haunting characters in all of Greek mythology. Jeffers' poetic adaptation fleshes out her thoughts for both their beauty and paradox. All of the texts previously produced by Theatre Y have been lesser-known works with this, Theatre Y consciously enters a new juncture to boldly reinterpret the known and the beloved.

Medea runs through Sunday, June 8 at Theatre Y, 2649 N Francisco Ave. in Chicago. Performances are Thursdays through Sundays at 7pm. Tickets are $10-$20 with student, industry, and group discounts. Tickets may be purchased by phone at 708.209.0183 or online at theatre-y.com.

The action of the play places the Female Chorus in a contemporary dream world of girls preparing for prom, a contrast to the expressionistic nightmare world of Medea. In celebration of this contrast and the current prom season any audience members that show their prom picture to the box office will receive up to two at $10 each. The prom photos can be a hard copy or a picture captured on a mobile device including selfies (like the Female Chorus does in Medea). Offer is not valid for previously purchased tickets.

Chicago THEATER Stories | Shows  Like BWW Chicago  Follow BWW Chicago




Advertisement Advertisement

BROADWAYWORLD TV

HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Latest - NBCUniversal to Offer Inclusive Viewing Experience of HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT
Footlite Musicals
(Runs 11/25 - 12/11)
Honky Tonk Angels in BroadwayHonky Tonk Angels
Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre
(Runs 12/9 - 1/29)
RING OF FIRE
Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse
(Runs 9/20 - 11/4)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in BroadwayThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Oriental Theatre- Ford Center for the Performing Arts
(Runs 12/6 - 12/24)
Blue Nativity in BroadwayBlue Nativity
Quest Theatre Ensemble
(Runs 12/17 - 12/17)

VIEW ALL ADD A SHOW AUDITIONS

Save $$$ on Tickets to:
Backstage with Richard Ridge
JERSEY BOYS' Mark Ballas
Backstage Bite
Thanksgiving Special!
Turning the Tables
BWW TV LAST MINUTE with Randy Rainbow Congas to ON YOUR FEET!
  Chewing the Scenery with Randy Rainbow
Randy Rainbow Checks in w/ Liza to Chat HAIRSPRAY, Pence & More!
KID CRITICS
KID CRITICS at BLUE MAN!
BROADWAY SESSIONS
Open Mic'ers Bring It All to Broadway Sessions!
Advertisement AdvertisementAdvertisement Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement