Sat 24 Mar 2018, 7:00pm–8:00pm
Sun 25 Mar 2018, 7:00pm–8:00pm

Where: Ghost Light Theatre, 146 Bridge Street, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

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"One day the story will change." - Medea

Heroine. Wife. Murderer. Mother. Enter the tormented mind of Medea and decide if she is truly a Barbarian or merely just a human. Laura Irish leads the audience on a twisted path of passion, honesty and violence - dissecting literature’s most despised woman while challenging mankind’s love affair with slighting the very people who give us life.

This one-woman adaptation of Euripides' Medea weaves together the actor's personal story of motherhood with the ancient Greek text. A heartfelt confession of the beauty and ugliness of motherhood.

The March 3rd performance is the Premiere of this work to be performed as a preview before taking it to The New Athenaeum Theatre for the Dunedin Fringe (March 8-10) and Christchurch's Orange Studios (March 12 & 13). The Nelson season will be performed March 22-25 at Ghost Light Theatre.

Laura Irish is an award-winning actress, improviser and playwright. She studied Stanislavski and Shakespeare in NYC at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. She is the Artistic Director of the Nelson Fringe Festival and Director of Ghost Light Theatre in Nelson.

Her most notable roles being Bonnie Parker (Hot Chocolate and the Trail's End, A Story of Bonnie & Clyde), Lady Macbeth (Adelaide Fringe), Marina Colpan (Shortland Street), Emilia (Othello), Robin Goodfellow - A Puck (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Viola (Twelfth Night).

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