San Francisco’s cutting-edge Cutting Ball Theater presents the third installation in this season’s Hidden Classics Reading Series, the Greek and Roman versions of MEDEA. The grudge match is on! Euripides’ play is the original story of the infamous sorceress Medea, who exacts the ultimate revenge on her cheating husband. Seneca’s version is the one that Shakespeare used as the inspiration for his Lady Macbeth and is perhaps the most modern and compelling. Featuring Paige Rogers as Medea and Garth Petal as Jason, Cutting Ball presents readings of both plays with identical casts, a discussion to follow, and a vote from the audience for the best version of MEDEA.
Co-founded in 1999 by theater artists Rob Melrose and Paige Rogers, Cutting Ball Theater presents avant-garde works of the past, present, and future by re-envisioning classics, exploring seminal avant-garde texts, and developing new experimental plays. Cutting Ball Theater has partnered with Playwrights Foundation, Magic Theatre, and Z Space New Plays Initiative to commission new experimental works. The company has produced a number of World Premieres and West Coast Premieres, and re-imagined various classics. Recipient of the 2008 San Francisco Bay Guardian Goldie award for outstanding talent in the performing arts, Cutting Ball Theater earned the Best of SF award in 2006 from SF Weekly, and was selected by San Francisco Magazine as Best Classic Theater in 2007.
Sunday, January 31, 1pm
Light hors d’oeuvres and wine from Stubbs Vineyard and Krutz Family Cellars in between the readings
The Cutting Ball Theater in residence at EXIT on Taylor
277 Taylor St., San Francisco
Free and open to the public. For more information, visit cuttingball.com or call