Medea

Venue

17 SE 8th Ave.
Portland
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OR
97214
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US

Website

Description

Director Jerry Mouawad resurrects Imago’s illustrious No Exit set in a new version of the Greek tragedy, Medea, written by Ben Power of the National Theatre of London. In 1998, Mouawad designed a deck suspended in a black void three feet off the stage floor that tips and sways in an abyss. Mouawad’s staging of Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Exit on this floating plane was revived three times in Portland from 1998 to 2009. The slightest move of an actor created highly dramatic scenic shifts – the world of the play in motion. “Set as metaphor!” hailed one critic. In 2006, the production ran at two Tony-award-winning theatres, receiving praise from prominent press. "Superb!" The New York Times; "Great!" Variety; "Wonderfully imaginative!" The Wall Street Journal; "Deliciously entertaining!" NPR. This set design coupled with Power’s version is gut wrenching and powerful. Anne Sorce and Todd Van Voris tackle the leads as Medea and Jason. Playing Closing weekend May 18 to May 20 at Imago Theatre, 17 SE 8th Avenue, Thursday @ 7:00; Friday/Saturday @ 7:30. Regular ticket prices are $29 to $39; Students/Seniors are $19 to $29 and can be purchased by calling Imago at 503.231.9581 or TicketsWest at 503.224.8499 or online at ticketswest.com.