By Evangelos Gourgoulianis
Grab your popcorn, bring your friends, and get ready for Stevenson’s production of “Medea,” an ancient Greek drama written by Euripides.
The play focuses on the story of the title character, who has given up everything – her home, her culture, and her family – for her husband Jason.
Miriam Walton is beyond excited to be part of the production. Walton, who plays Medea herself, commented on what she is most excited for.
“I am really looking forward to bringing this show to an audience. I can’t wait to see how people react to the characters and story,” the third-year Stevenson student said. “Theater is unique in the way that the audience and performers interact: the audience gets to react to what is going on onstage, but the actors also get to interact with the energy the crowd brings and experience those reactions as the play is going on.”
Walton specified how “Medea” differs from past productions she had been part of.
“‘Medea’ uses movement in a different way than the other shows did. It works with heightened language and is very emotionally intense, which is both challenging and fun!”
Jennifer Male, adjunct professor in the theatre department and director of “Medea,” explains what she enjoys most when directing productions such as Medea.
“These students are incredibly talented,” Male said. “So creative and smart! It’s been an absolute joy watching the students develop these characters and become a wonderful ensemble that takes care of each other.”
Male remarked on what she looks forward to most once the show opens to the Stevenson community.
“I’m excited to see the audience enjoying live theatre! I hope they find the performances as moving and invigorating as I do.”
Third-year student Thomas Digby described his experience portraying King Kreon.
“This is my fourth production at Stevenson and ‘Medea’ is easily the most unique production I’ve been a part of,” Digby said. “Performing in theatre is truly an incredible experience and I know so many people in this department who share a strong passion for the art form. Even if it’s just one, I highly recommend trying out for one of our upcoming productions.”
Thursday November 3rd: 7pm
Friday November 4th: 2pm & 7pm
Saturday November 5th: 7pm
Sunday November 6th: 2pm
Tickets: Students: $5; Adults: $10. Open to the public. Go to www.stevenson.edu/tickets to reserve tickets
Inscape Theatre, Greenspring Campus