National Theatre Live: ‘Medea’
National Theatre Live, the best of British theatre broadcast to cinemas around the world, comes to Manchester on Saturday, October 18, at 7 p.m., when Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning will screen a riveting production of ‘Medea’ by Euripides at Burr and Burton Academy’s Riley Center for the Arts in Manchester, Vt.
Helen McCrory returns to the National Theatre to take the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell. Medea is a wife and mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she’s left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day’s grace. It’s time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear.
Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for seniors and $9 for students, and may be purchased online at bbatickets.com. Call Liz Berard 802-867-0111 for information.