Three young women pass a church where an important marriage is taking place. They hear an explosion and terrifying screams... a horrific tragedy unfolds in front of them.
Hours later they are still there trying to piece together what has happened. Gradually they realise it is Medea’s tragedy that they have witnessed. It is as if it has only just happened for the first time – the immediacy of its impact is unexpectedly personal and powerful.
'Facing Medea' is not an adaptation of a Greek tragedy but a search for the traces of this potent tale that still remain – a fresh and contemporary perspective on this ancient yet deeply relevant myth.
'Facing Medea' by François Cervantes and translated from the French by Marissa O'Reilly, is an Australian premiere.
Please note: This season continues outside of the Fringe Festival. Please contact La Mama to book for sessions from October 2nd to October 6th.
Translated by Marissa O’Reilly
Directed by Jenny Kemp
Cast: Iris Gaillard, Annie Sofia Thorold and Carmelina Di Guglielmo
Designed by Dann Barber
Lighting design by Rachel Burke
Sound design by Ian Moorhead
Stage Manager: Tennessee Mynott-Rudland
Image by Iris Gaillard & David Burrows.
Warning: Contains sudden loud noises, potentially triggering content or themes, including Violence,Staged Violence,Death