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JASON <3 MEDEA

ensemble theatre · vespertine productions · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States

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BROOKE SILVA certified reviewer June 22, 2013
This show has some interesting ideas and creative thoughts, but seems unrealized. Jason and Medea are presented fairly one-sided, with Jason as a arrogant jerk and Medea as a crazy woman. The most dynamic character was the third actor playing one of the Argonauts. I would have liked to have seen more complex humanity in Jason and Medea, and more depth in their relationship. The script seemed to hit the same points over and over again. It felt like it was trying to be Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, but without the same specificity. Another big issue was the space. The sound bounces a lot in the theatre this show was in, and they didn't adapt to the space. There was a lot of yelling, and throwing of props and set pieces which cre... full review
NAOMI BENNETT certified reviewer June 30, 2013
I went to this expecting a new look at an old myth, combining pop culture and science with the myth to create a new version of the story, but that's not what I got. It was interesting enough, pretty design, but the couple references to modern science did not live up to the description that made me want to come see the show.... full review
JESSYCA BLUWAL certified reviewer June 28, 2013
Jason <3 Medea is a wonderfully acted play. The role of Medea is powerfully played, dramatic and frightening, while Jason is natural and heroic. Ancaeus is funny and heartwarming with an underlining innocence. I enjoyed the play immensely. The costumes were unique, giving great accent to each character's identity. I left with a great sense of feeling for each character. It is up to the audiences interpretation of what's going on, but it is definitely a play I want to see again.... full review