The Brooklyn Academy of Music's production of Medea, Simon Stone's rewrite of the Euripides tragedy, will begin performances January 12, 2020. The modern adaptation, starring Rose Byrne as Anna (the Medea Character), Bobby Cannavale as Lucas, and Dylan Baker as Christopher, is set to officially open at the BAM Harvey Theatre January 30.
In Medea, Medea takes bloody revenge on her husband Jason after he leaves her for another woman and banishes her from their home. In Stone's contemporary reworking, Anna, once a successful doctor, returns from a stint in a psychiatric hospital. Willing to forgive her husband’s affair with a younger woman, she wants a fresh start with him and their children. But he has different plans, ultimately driving her into a corner with only one way out.
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BAM’s Medea, Starring Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale, Meets the Press
Rounding out the company will be Victor Almanzar, Gabriel Amoroso, Jordan Boatman, Emeka Guindo, Orson Hong, Jolly Swag, and Madeline Weinstein.
Stone's Medea was previously seen at International Theater Amsterdam (ITA, formerly Toneelgroep Amsterdam) in 2014 and at London's Barbican earlier this year featuring a different cast.
In addition to Medea, Stone has reworked Federico Garcia's Yerma, Henrik Ibsen's The Wild Duck, and Aeschylus' The Oresteia.
Medea will be produced Off-Broadway by ITA, BAM, and David Lan (The Jungle, The Inheritance), who will serve as BAM’s Theater Associate.