FIRST PRODUCED in 431BC, Euripides' Medea is one of the major works of western theatre, and it is about to receive a new production in the Town Hall Theatre from the Galway Actors' Workshop.
Is Medea a cold hearted killer, or a woman seeking justice in an unjust, male-dominated, society? This play resonates with issues of sexism, gender politics, and vengeance, and will be staged in the Town Hall Theatre studio from Tuesday September 4 to Saturday 8 (except Thursday 6 ) at 8.30pm.
The play pits Medea against her estranged lover Jason, and his soon to be wife Glauke, daughter of King Creon. In an attempt to avoid conflict, Kreon banishes Medea to clear the way for a peaceful marriage but things do not quite go to plan. It stars Veronica Boyle in the title role and is directed by James Riordan.