Photos: Get a First Look At MEDEA At Gene Frankel Theatre

The production opens tonight and will run through March 31.

By: Mar. 13, 2024
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Opening tonight for 21 performances through March 31 at New York City's Gene Frankel Theatre, Fusion Theatre presents MEDEA, an innovative infusion of Euripides’ Greek tragedy with excerpts from Luigi Cherubini’s eponymous opera, exemplifying the company’s signature blend of classic opera with classic plays. Artistic Director Eilin O’Dea directs a cast of 12, including O’Dea as Medea, with Alessandro Caronna, Kat Collins, Matt DeCoster, Neil Fleischer, Kara Gordon, Kenny Harmon, Rina Haruki, Nicole LeBlanc, Greg Mays, Maureen O'Boyle, Alexa Rabago, Patricio Rabago, and Ruth Rooney. 

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Fusion Theatre’s Medea integrates Luigi Cherubini’s eponymous opera for a unique production of Euripides’ classic Greek tragedy. Scorned by the father of her children who has denounced her and is marrying another woman, Medea concocts a terrible revenge.

“Music intensifies and elucidates the drama by extending an emotion or a moment, allowing for sharp contrasts, and heightening the subtext,” says Fusion Co-Founder Paul Gerrit Groen. “By integrating a classical operatic Medea into the classic Greek tragedy, we bring the world from which Medea is now excluded right to her doorstep, and audiences can experience multiple, augmented levels of conflict, love and regret simultaneously, and from various points of view.”

Twenty-one performances are Wednesdays through Sundays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 p.m., and Sundays at 3:00 p.m.

The runtime is two hours, which includes one 15-minute intermission.

General admission tickets are $35.88. For tickets, visit FusionTheatreNYC. Direct ticketing link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/798795939157?aff=oddtdtcreator

Music Director: Areti Giovanou; Set Designer: Dahlia Barakat; Lighting Designer: Daniel Weissglass; Costume Designer: Anne Zelanko; Assistant Stage Managers: Lila Goldstein, Connor Ausman, and Isadora Audra. 

“Combining Euripides’ commanding classic tragedy with excerpts from Cherubini's extraordinary opera will be the pinnacle of our unique and powerful theatrical productions to date,” said Artistic Director Eilin O’Dea. “Fusion Theatre is unique in the United States, drawing upon a small and talented group of classical actors who are also opera singers to blend these two greatest of art forms for an enduring theatrical experience.”

Photos: Get a First Look At MEDEA At Gene Frankel Theatre
Greg Mays, Rina Haruki, Kenny Harmon

Photos: Get a First Look At MEDEA At Gene Frankel Theatre
Kenny Harmon

Photos: Get a First Look At MEDEA At Gene Frankel Theatre
Kenny Harmon, Ruth Rooney, Maureen O'Boyle, Nicole Le Blanc

Photos: Get a First Look At MEDEA At Gene Frankel Theatre
Neil Fleischer, Ruth Rooney

Photos: Get a First Look At MEDEA At Gene Frankel Theatre
Rina Haruki, Greg Mays

Photos: Get a First Look At MEDEA At Gene Frankel Theatre
Ruth Rooney, Kara Gordon, Nicole Le Blanc, Maureen O'Boyle

Photos: Get a First Look At MEDEA At Gene Frankel Theatre
Eilin O'Dea

 




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