Theatre Y Extends MEDEA Through 6/8

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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.

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