“The Medea Project” will also perform at Brüka Theatre at 2 p.m. on July 29, Reno Little Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 3 and Good Luck Macbeth at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 4.
“The Medea Project” explores maternal filicide and the responsibilities of mothers, women and citizens in modern society. Neace uses themes in Euripides’ “Medea,” translated by Nicholas Rudall, and blends writings of the play’s cast to create a tapestry of past and present with the deeply charged issue of maternal filicide in our society. This ancient issue driven by human motivations crosses into the current day as Neace engages the audience with multi-media and highlights true stories that have shocked and saddened our nation.
The piece features actresses from northern Nevada whose work includes professional, regional and community theatre credits.
The NY Fringe Festival is a juried selection process and selects shows based on merit and artistic quality. Local theatres including Brüka Theatre, Reno Little Theatre and Good Luck Macbeth will raise funds and awareness for the project and the trip to New York in late July and early August with performances. Each show is followed by a reception with the Medeas. All funds raised will go toward getting the production to the NY International Fringe Festival.
Donations may be made on the facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheMedeaProject.
New York International Fringe performance dates and times are available at www.fringenyc.org.
Reservations are available for each production through the hosting venue’s box offices. Information is also available at Brüka’s box office by calling 323-3221 or online at www.bruka.org. Box office hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. All tickets cost $20. The theater validates parking at the Parking Gallery on First and Sierra streets. Brüka Theatre is located at 99 N. Virginia St. in Reno.