Photo Flash: MADDY: A Modern Day Medea & The Swan Song

Redd Tale Theatre Company celebrates its sixth year with an original adaptation of a Greek classic and a Russian favorite: MADDY A Modern Day Medea By Will Le Vasseur, Previews August 6th, 2009

Redd Tale Theatre Company emerges into its sixth year with the world premiere of MADDY: A MODERN DAY MEDEA, an adaptation of Euripides' play written and directed by Will Le Vasseur. Preview is August 6th at Nicu's Spoon Theatre. Opening Night is set for August 7th.

MADDY is set in the heartland of America at The Corinthian, a trailer park. Against the backdrop of the original Greek tragedy, this production adds a Fringe/X-Files/Supernatural element into the mix. Maddy finds herself seven years into a relationship: Two children, jobless, broke, living in a trailer park, her lover about to marry the landlord's daughter, and an impending eviction. Faced with mounting adversity, Maddy must decide whether her humanity is worth fighting for or returning to her former existence. Immediately after, THE SWAN SONG brings back ghosts of our theatrical past. An old actor awakes from a drunken stupor to find an empty stage, a candle, and former glories of his career.

MADDY: Starring Lynn Kenny, Emily Otto, Blaine Pennington, Heather Shields, James Stewart, and Ben Strothmann. Directed by Will Le Vasseur.

MADDY: A MODERN DAY MEDEA runs August 7 through August 29th, Thursday through Saturday at 8pm, matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. Nicu's Spoon Theatre is located at 38 West 38th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues (accessible from B/D/F/V at Bryant Park or R/Q/N/W at Herald Square).

Tickets are $12-$15, available at 212-868-4444 or www.smarttix.com

Photo credit Ben Strothmann

 

Photo Flash: MADDY: A Modern Day Medea & The Swan Song
Heather Shields and Lynn Kenny

Photo Flash: MADDY: A Modern Day Medea & The Swan Song
Lynn Kenny and Blaine Pennington

Photo Flash: MADDY: A Modern Day Medea & The Swan Song
Lynn Kenny and Blaine Pennington

Photo Flash: MADDY: A Modern Day Medea & The Swan Song
Blaine Pennington and Lynn Kenny

Photo Flash: MADDY: A Modern Day Medea & The Swan Song
Lynn Kenny and Blaine Pennington

Photo Flash: MADDY: A Modern Day Medea & The Swan Song
Lynn Kenny and Heather Shields

Photo Flash: MADDY: A Modern Day Medea & The Swan Song
Blaine Pennington and Lynn Kenny

Photo Flash: MADDY: A Modern Day Medea & The Swan Song
Lynn Kenny and Blaine Pennington

Photo Flash: MADDY: A Modern Day Medea & The Swan Song
Lynn Kenny and Blaine Pennington

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