Westminster College's Classical Greek Theatre Festival is the oldest Greek theatre festival in the United States. The Festival is an annual theatrical event created to introduce and sustain the appreciation of ancient Greek theatre throughout Utah communities and campuses. Recent festivals have featured performances of Herakles and Ion by Euripides, Women of Trachis by Sophocles and Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus.
Classical Greek Theatre Festival Presents Medea
Medea is a tragedy written by the ancient Greek playwright Euripides, based on the myth of Jason and Medea. It is considered one of the best, most haunting Ancient Greek tragedies.
"Where our hearts are, there most danger lies." When Medea's love for her husband turns to hate, her fury knows no bounds. Driven by the complex character of its heroine, the plot follows Medea's decision for and plotting of revenge against her husband, Jason. Medea is at once woman, barbarian, witch, hero, and "other" as well as Greek and a symbol of Athens. Motivated by rage, honor, pride, and maternal love, Medea proves a stunning example of the "divided woman." Her rational and emotional monologues probe the challenges of being wife, mother, and human. No gods meddle with this tragic action, and the audience remains riveted on the powerful forces at work within Medea and on the fate of her children, who wander silently on and off the stage.
Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Venue: Utah Cultural Celebration Center Outdoor Amphitheater
Address: 1355 West 3100 South West Valley City, UT 84119
Free Admission, Reservations Required
Performances are held rain or shine. All seating is general admission, first come first serve. Only Service Animals are allowed, please leave your pets and comfort animals at home.
Performances take place at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center Outdoor Amphitheater, located at 1355 W 3100 S. Parking is complimentary but limited. We encourage you to carpool or take public transportation.
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