Coastal Carolina University Theater
will present "Medea
Construct," an off-beat interpretation of Euripides' classic play about
love and betrayal, at Coastal's Wheelwright Auditorium Friday, Jan. 26
and Saturday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Jan. 28 at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $10; $5 for students under age 18.
The Greek myth of Medea tells the story of a woman who betrays her
homeland and sails away with Jason, bearing him two sons on the
journey. When Jason shuns her in favor of a Greek princess, Medea
unleashes a torrent of death and destruction that consumes her own
" 'Medea Construct' combines the Greek Medea myth with the
biblical story of the Garden of Eden," says Stephen Fawcett, an adjunct
professor of dramatic arts at the College of Charleston, and guest
director of the production. "This production will explore the role
these myths play in the process of human socialization, particularly
regarding gender roles and authority. The student actors play their
roles in an abstract style similar to dance."
For more information, contact the Wheelwright Box Office at 349-