MEDEA'S GOT SOME ISSUES Comes to Chicago's Luna Central, Now thru 9/29
The tragedy of "Medea" reinvented as a laugh-out-laugh farce? The English version of this comedic hit receives its Midwest Premiere tonight, September 27th at Luna Central. "Medea's Got Some Issues" is the mischievous brainchild of Spanish award winning playwright Emilio Williams. Williams recently moved to Chicago where he premiered this summer, to much critical acclaim, his play "Smartphones, a pocket-size farce."Once again, the playwright presents a madcap, hysterical and dark comedy, this time around, using the Euripides? classic tragedy as inspiration. More than 2,400 years after the premiere of her plays a Latina version of Medea, presents without inhibitions, the mitigating and sordid factors surrounding her infamous case: from the sexual haste of her husband, Jason, to the misogynistic and xenophobic environment of classical Corinth. The one woman show stars Ana Asensio, an actress from Spain who lives and works in New York City. Emilio Williams is a playwright and stage director. He is widely regarded in Spain as one of the most promising new voices of Contemporary 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, where he is an Artistic Associate. Ana Asensio is an actress, producer 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.
"Medea's Got Some Issues" a parody of the classic tragedy from the perspective of an unemployable Latina Diva by Emilio Williams, starring Ana Asensio, will play Luna Central (Home of Teatro Luna) for three nights only, tonight, September 27-29 at 7:30pm.For more information, visit www.medeacomedy.blogspot.com, and for tickets, click HERE.