Euripides' Medea, With a Latina Twist

Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble presents the world premiere of The Medea Complex, Oct. 30

Published on LatinoLA: October 26, 2009

Euripides' Medea, With a Latina Twist

Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble presents the World Premiere of The Medea Complex ‘«Ű a loose adaptation of Euripides' Medea, with a Latina twist. Medea thrives on the weakness of others and reeks of temptation and doom. She encompasses all women who stand to be judged for their actions and apologizes for none of it. Gertrudes is an aging warrior, fighting for her self respect, desperately trying to find it through Medea. Jason is a greedy fool who manipulates his way in and out of the lives of those who love him and naively brings tragedy to everything he touches. Throw in a haunting soundtrack and a "kooky" guard and you've got The Medea Complex.

Opens October 30 ‘«Ű November 21

Join us on October 30th for our Opening Night Champagne reception. There will be a talk-back following the performance with the playwright and director. Sponsored by Bistro 400: www.bistro400.com

Tickets for opening night are $20

For all other nights - General Admission $15; Senior / Student (w/valid ID) $10

Bistro 400 Dinner and Show Package $40 (Fri & Sat only ‘«Ű does not include tax and gratuity, must RSVP)

The production opens Friday, October 30th and runs through Saturday, November 21st
Show times are Friday & Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm (Nov.8th & 15th, only)
Please note there will be no show on Sat. Nov. 7th but there will be a special performance highlighted during Noche de Altares festivities at the Santa Ana Fiesta Marketplace in honor of the Dia de los Muertos.

Producers-Sara Guerrero & Elsa Martinez Phillips; Cast includes: Carolina Lara, Juan E. Carrillo, Lisa Zion, Richard Ordiano & Lucilla Gonzalez-Borik. Asst. Director‘«Ű Angela Cruz, Stage Manager ‘«Ű Ernest Lee , Resident Costume Designer ‘«Ű Gina Davidson, Resident Sound Design ‘«Ű Corinne Carrillo, Resident Light Designer ‘«Ű Karyn Lawrence, Design Consultant ‘«Ű Lonnie Rafael Alcaraz, Fight/ Movement Choreographer ‘«Ű Deborah Marley, Make-up-Melita Sagar, Scenic Artist / Construction ‘«Ű Ricardo Ordiano, Production Assts.‘«Ű Emilio Rodriguez & Adam Bolanos.

Patricia Cresp?°n is a native of New Mexico. She has been involved with music and theatre since she was a very young child and although she still enjoys performance, writing has become her true passion. She has a BA in Vocal Performance from New Mexico Highlands University and an MFA in Dramatic Writing from the University of New Mexico. She has written several plays including two award winners, The Medea Complex and The Three Se??orita Pigletitas y el Diablo the Wolf. Other plays include: We are Hispanic American Women‘«™Okay? Living Purgatory, The Hero Within and Confessions of a Hispanic American Woman. Her screenwriting credits include a co-written screenplay adaptation of We are Hispanic American Women‘«™okay? and a new pilot series titled The Legend of La Llorona. She is also currently working on a new screenplay adaptation of The Medea Complex. Patricia aspires to become a voice for the people of New Mexico where the culture is rich, the people are beautiful, the land is breathtaking and the language is its own entity.

Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble, founded in 2003, is a 501(c) 3 non-profit Theater that creates opportunities and leadership roles for Latinas in the visual and performing arts. To make a donation or for more information please visit www.breathoffire.org.

Breath of Fire Latina Theater: 310 W 5th Street (2nd Floor) Santa Ana, CA 92701
(Corner of 5th & Broadway above El Curtido Restaurant)
(714) 600-0129

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