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Date of Event: 04/15/2009 at 8:00 PM

Medea

Reinhardt College Theatre presents "Medea" April 15-17 at the Canton Theater

Come out and support Reinhardt College Theatre as they present "Medea" April 15-17 at the Canton Theater in downtown Canton.

"Medea is one of the oldest western myths, and has been dramatically interpreted by such artists as Euripides, Seneca, Stravinsky, Pasolini, and others," said Dr. Kevin Crawford, assistant professor of English and theatre. "The adaptation that the Reinhardt theatre students are performing is my interpretation of the play and includes strands and ideas from many earlier treatments."

The Story of "Medea"
"Medea" is a classic story of passion and revenge in which Jason, the famed Argonaut, chooses to abandon his wife Medea for another very politically advantageous marriage. In a horrifying series of vengeful acts, Medea kills Jason's new princess and the princess' father, and then murders she and Jason's two children. 

Reece Stars as Medea
In Reinhardt Theatre's adaptation of the play, Medea is portrayed by Tabatha Reece, a sophomore from Dalton, Ga., who is an experienced theatre actress and most recently starred in the College's fall production of "The Isle of Dogs."

"It is such a privilege to work with the talent within our small program," said Reece. "It's a humbling experience to hear your fellow actors admit during rehearsal you provoked real emotion from them. I have thoroughly enjoyed every second of my time with Dr. Crawford, for without him, our thespian practices would go unseen." 

Talented Cast
The cast also includes Tyler Hinson, a junior from Lincolnton, Ga., as Jason, the leader of the Argonauts and heir to Iolcus; Ashley Peterson, a freshman from Smyrna, Ga., as the nurse and caretaker to Medea's children; Sam and Lily Smith, the children of Reinhardt Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Sciences Elizabeth Smith, as Medea and Jason's children; and Niki Jones, a freshman from Powder Springs, Ga., and Mandy Stone, a freshman from Douglasville, Ga., as the chorus and Women of Colchis.

The production will take place at the Canton Theater in downtown Canton, Ga., April 15-17 at 7:30 p.m. each night. Tickets, which are available at the theater box office, are $5 for students and $10 for adults (cash/check only).

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