09.03 - 22.03

Medea

théâtre . Grand Théâtre
Medea_Bohumil Kostohryz
Lieu Grand Théâtre
Langue
In English
Durée
inconnue, spectacle en création
Introduction
Introduction to the play by Janine Goedert 30 minutes before every performance (EN).

mentions spécifiques

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Euripides’ 2.500-year-old tragedy of how a mother can cold-bloodedly murder her children is just as shocking today as it must have been to ancient Athens. The fact that her husband Jason abandoned her with two sons in a foreign land complicates the case against Medea and her plot to poison his new bride blurs the moral certainties even more.

Medea_Bohumil Kostohryz

In the hands of political theatre-maker Rafael David Kohn, who has also adapted a new English-language version, this is not a straightforward victim-perpetrator scenario. In his analysis of the play, he points out that both Jason and Medea are descended from deity, according to Greek mythology both have committed atrocities before the events of this play and they do not feel bound by society’s rules. Deploying a traditional Greek chorus to connect with the crowd as collective commentator on the action, Rafael David Kohn puts the audience at the centre of the tragedy: they become helpless bystanders unable to stop the horrors unfolding.

It is not difficult to find the relevance of this piece today if we consider that a recent WHO report estimated that one billion children aged 2-17 years have experienced some form of violence or neglect in 2020. Brigitte Urhausen and Nicholas Monu as the fated couple will lead an international cast in their exploration of this darkest of Greek classics.

Distribution

Text & direction
Rafael David Kohn
Stage design
Anouk Schiltz
Costume design
Caroline Koener
Sound design
Joël Mangen
Lighting design
Fränz Meyers
Assistant director
Daliah Kentges
Make-up
Joël Seiller, Meva Zabun
Wardrobe
Manuela Giacometti, Fabiola Parra
Tailors
Anne-Marie Schwartz, Cathy Tinelli
Props
Marko Mladjenovic
With
Whitney Fortmueller, Philipp Alfons Heitmann, Julie Kieffer, Hana Sofia Lopes, Nicholas Monu, Konstantin Rommelfangen, Elena Spautz, Brigitte Urhausen, Charlotte Woolfe
Production
Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg
Special thanks to
Janine Goedert

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