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Madea at BAM#1
Posted: 9/16/19 at 8:08am

I know it's being promoted now on here, but I haven't heard much buzz about it. Is anyone looking forward to this production or seeing it? 

https://www.bam.org/medea?utm_source=situation&utm_medium=advertisement&utm_content=medea-display&utm_campaign=medea&dclid=CNin-LCm1eQCFcsBDAodvvMPdQ

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Madea at BAM#2
Posted: 9/16/19 at 8:44am
I'm super excited for it. I think tickets go on sale to the general public today @ 12:00.

I usually go for the cheapest seats at Bam Harvey, but might go for the front of the balcony since it already feels so far away up there.

I'm also curious to see how the renovations went.
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Madea at BAM#3
Posted: 9/16/19 at 9:00am

Had no idea this was happening, and now I feel compelled to purchase. 

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Madea at BAM#4
Posted: 9/16/19 at 9:26am
Got a front row Balcony aisle seat for $35 with the American Express pre-sale! Excited to check this one out.
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Madea at BAM#5
Posted: 9/17/19 at 5:07pm

MEDEA, not Madea! Two different shows!

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Madea at BAM#6
Posted: 9/17/19 at 5:21pm
I also bought a ticket in the front row of the balcony. Bummed about the expensive service charges but still very excited for this one!
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Madea at BAM#7
Posted: 9/17/19 at 5:24pm

I saw Stone's Dutch production of this in London and it was fantastic!

Get tickets immediately!

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Madea at BAM#8
Posted: 9/17/19 at 5:45pm
This sounds exciting! I still remember seeing and loving the Fiona Shaw production in the early 2000’s.
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Madea at BAM#9
Posted: 9/18/19 at 3:18pm

Rypm25 said: "This sounds exciting! I still remember seeing and loving the Fiona Shaw production in the early 2000’s."

I saw that in London, it was fantastic!

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Medea at BAM#10
Posted: 1/12/20 at 4:19pm
First preview was this afternoon - anyone go?
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Medea at BAM#11
Posted: 1/12/20 at 5:03pm
I was there this afternoon way up in the balcony. This production is STUNNING, absolutely worth the $35 and hike to the top of the Harvey.
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Medea at BAM#12
Posted: 1/12/20 at 6:31pm

Lavieboheme3090 said: "I was there this afternoon way up in the balcony. This production is STUNNING, absolutely worth the $35 and hike to the top of the Harvey."

Is the stage totally white until a certain point in the evening?

I'm just wondering if it's the same as the London production.

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Medea at BAM#13
Posted: 1/13/20 at 10:25am
Yes it is.
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Medea at BAM#14
Posted: 1/13/20 at 12:42pm

Without spoilers, could someone who has seen the play give a sense of the modernity? That is, what is the language like and how much has the story been updated for present-day?

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Medea at BAM#15
Posted: 1/13/20 at 12:56pm

VintageSnarker said: "Without spoilers, could someone who has seen the play give a sense of the modernity? That is, what is the language like and how much has the story been updated for present-day?"

Does Medea really require a "spoiler alert"?

 

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Medea at BAM#16
Posted: 1/13/20 at 12:58pm

VintageSnarker said: "Without spoilers, could someone who has seen the play give a sense of the modernity? That is, what is the language like and how much has the story been updated for present-day?"

Yes it's completely set in modern day.

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Medea at BAM#17
Posted: 1/13/20 at 1:46pm

JSquared2 said: "VintageSnarker said: "Without spoilers, could someone who has seen the play give a sense of the modernity? That is, what is the language like and how much has the story been updated for present-day?"

Does Medea really require a "spoiler alert"?


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You should never assume. I do not know the story at all, and see it on Wednesday.

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Medea at BAM#18
Posted: 1/13/20 at 1:49pm

HBBrock said: "JSquared2 said: "VintageSnarker said: "Without spoilers, could someone who has seen the play give a sense of the modernity? That is, what is the language like and how much has the story been updated for present-day?"

Does Medea really require a "spoiler alert"?


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You should never assume. I do not know the story at all, and see it on Wednesday.
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According to some people on this forum apparently we all sit around reading Greek mythology in our spare time.

The same thing happened with Hadestown...

Enjoy, it's a fantastic production x

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Medea at BAM#19
Posted: 1/13/20 at 6:21pm

...and spoiler alerts could apply to surprising special effects, set changes, unexpected directorial flourishes, etc., so yes, even a story as often told as Medea, could require spoiler alerts. 

But I'm most interested in the two leads. How were they?

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Medea at BAM#20
Posted: 1/13/20 at 6:25pm

Does this production top the Fiona Shaw one? Talk about a killer version!

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Medea at BAM#21
Posted: 1/13/20 at 6:35pm

WldKingdomHM said: "Does this productiontop the Fiona Shaw one? Talk about a killer version!"

Not even close, but it's still very good x

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Medea at BAM#22
Posted: 1/13/20 at 11:22pm
So happy to hear good reports! Seeing it Friday, center orchestra, at a great discount. I just cannot do the stairs at BAM but would not miss this.
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Medea at BAM#23
Posted: 1/14/20 at 12:02am
Can you share the discount code you used?
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Medea at BAM#24
Posted: 1/14/20 at 5:16am

Hopelesslydevoted24 said: "Can you share the discount code you used?"

It was a time-limited offer from BAM a few weeks ago. I posted it then. Code 105846 for $99 orchestra at previews. Maybe it still works?

But there are discounted seats on some dates available on TodayTix.

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Medea at BAM#25
Posted: 1/17/20 at 11:15pm

I saw Medea last night from an excellent $99 center orchestra seat -- thanks to the previous poster for the code!

The audience mostly seemed to really get caught up in the show -- hardly a cough (or any other noise), and an enthusiastic standing ovation (at least downstairs).

I, myself, liked the performances from Byrne and Cannavale. But the adapted script struck me as a bit bland and even somewhat sentimentalized, especially at the end. Without giving away any details, I would just say that the Medea character in this modern adaptation does something very significant that Euripides' Medea does not do. And that additional action felt, to me, like a way of intentionally squelching some of the most brutal and disturbing aspects of Euripides' play.