University Theatre presents "Medea"
calendar icon06 Apr 2015Lincoln, Neb.--UNL’s University Theatre presents MEDEA by Euripides, translated by Diane Arnson Svarlien and directed by Laura Lippman.
Performances are in the Studio Theatre, first floor of UNL’s Temple Building April 16-18 and 21-25 at 7:30 p.m. and April 26 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are available from the Lied Center Ticket Office, 301 N. 12th street, 402-472-4747 or 800-432-3231 Monday – Friday 11:00am – 5:30pm or one hour before curtain in the Temple Lobby or on line at carsonschool.unl.edu. Tickets are $16 adults, $14 faculty, staff and senior citizens and $10 students.
Lippman described the story, “Medea sacrificed everything for Jason to help him get the Golden Fleece. She gave up her country, her family, and her heart. After heleaves her for the princess of Corinth, a younger women, Medea is heartbroken…and angry. When the king of Corinth orders that she and her children go immediately into exile, Medea begs for one more day to settle her affairs. And in this one day, she who had nothing left to give finds a way to take everything –from the king, from Jason and from herself. In this modern approach to the classic Greek tragedy, Medea shows us all just how far she will go for love.”
Cast members are:
· Medea: Jesse Debolt
· Jason: Thomas Boyle
· Nurse: Brenna Hill
· Chorus: Hunter McDonald, Lynn Twarowski, Kirstie Smith, Julia Utter, & Candace Nelson
· Tutor: Colton Bland
· Creon: Grant Alsup
· Aegeus: Will Voelker
· Messenger: Trey Martinez
Medea and Jason's children are played by Eliza Bohart and Belle Rangel
Designers and managers are:
Costumes: Katie Davis; Lighting: Maxx Finn; Sound: Elizabeth Kniep; Set: Fred Drenkow; Props: Greg Rishoi; and Stage Manager: Emily Kuklinski.