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Abbey Theatre’s Award-Winning “Medea”
Comes To Boston

Dublin’s Abbey Theatre, the national theater of Ireland, will bring to Boston its critically acclaimed production of Euripides’ “Medea,” directed by Deborah Warner and featuring Fiona Shaw in the title role. England’s Observer called it “a performance which touches on the epic as well as the intimate.”

“Medea” will be presented at The Wilbur Theatre from October 23 through November 3. The Abbey’s last appearance in Boston was with “Playboy of the Western World” at The Colonial Theatre in 1990.

“Medea’s” tale of passion and revenge unfolds as her husband Jason marries a Corinthian princess. The jealous Medea retaliates by murdering those closest to him, including their two children.

Warner’s production uses a translation by Kenneth McLeish and Frederic Raphael. As well, the characters in Euripides’ 2400-year-old Greek tragedy appear in modern attire -- Medea in a little black dress and cardigan, her adulterous husband in a jogging suit and sneakers.

Born and educated in Ireland, Fiona Shaw earned a degree in philosophy at the University College Cork and then went to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where she was awarded the Bancroft Gold Medal.

Her theater credits include “The Way of the World,” “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie,” “Richard II,” “Much Ado About Nothing,” “The Taming of the Shrew,” “Electra,” “Mary Stewart,” “Les Liaisons Dangereuses,” “Mary Stewart,” “DD3” and “The Waste Land.”

For information and tickets, visit the Wilbur box office at 246 Tremont Street, call 617-931-2787 or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.

-- OnStageBoston


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