Amsterdam's trailblazing Dood Paard (Dead Horse) brings its acclaimed contemporary version of the Medea myth to New York. medEia is written in a very simple English, what Dood Paard calls "Euro-English," a poetic language of common ground. It is liberally laced with lyrics of American and English pop songs - from the Doors to the Beatles to The Cure to Madonna; lyrics that are part of modern society's collective memory. Co-founders Oscar van Woensel, Kuno Bakker and Manja Topper mine many Medea sources from Euripides to Pasolini, Seneca to Miller, and find humor as well. Set against a stylishly minimalist backdrop of projected shadows and evocative images, and told from the perspective of the chorus, medEia ultimately deals with love, its many truths and its many lies as this timeless tale of horrifying revenge unfolds. (Dood Paard is subsidized by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Sciences and the City of Amsterdam. This production has also been made possible by a grant from the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts.)
medEia is an English-language production.