Directed by Barbra Berlovitz
February 17-18, 2017
Mairs Hall, Janet Wallace and Fine Arts Center
The Macalester Theatre and Dance and Music Departments are collaborating in a co-presentation of a distinctive interdisciplinary production of MEDEA.
Medea says, “I have reached your heart and that is right.” It is a play of two worlds colliding. A world that is cold, calculated, and materialistic, with a definitive sense of right and wrong, battling with the world of instinct, emotion and the inexplicable. This is a story of survival. Medea fights for herself. It’s not a feminist play, but a play about demanding equality, respect, and dignity no matter whom or what you are. In all of her actions, Medea is reaching out, is telling the world “I shall be.”
The music by Samuel Barber (originally commissioned as a ballet for Martha Graham) will be performed by the full Macalester Orchestra, conducted by Director of Instrumental Activities Mark Mandarano, together with original choreography by Director of Dance Wynn Fricke interspersed with scenes from the play by Euripides, translated and adapted by guest director Barbra Berlovitz.
Berlovitz co-founded the 2005 Tony award-winning Theatre de la Jeune Lune, and for 25 years while co-artistic director of the company, she wrote, acted, directed and taught there. She is currently affiliate faculty at the University of Minnesota, Macalester and Augsburg Colleges.
|Ozzie Cooper||Son of Medea|
|Kai Strunk||Son of Medea|
|Richard Lee Graham||Aegeus|
|Toan Thanh Doan||Jason|
|Midori Hasegawa||Young Princess|
|Wynne Fricke & Dancers||Choreography|
|Lynn Farrington||Costume Design|
|Tom Barrett||Set and Light Design|
|Bridget Gustafson ’17||Stage Manager|
|Colleen Cilwick ’17||Assistant Stage Manager|
|Hannah Silverman ’18||Light Board Operator|