“Emilio is one of the great assets of contemporary Spanish theater, and he has been able to connect perfectly with the bicultural Hispano-North American reality, which is the present and the future of the United States. Remember his name!” -Ignacio Olmos, Director, Instituto Cervantes of Chicago
Euripides' Medea reinvented as a laugh-out-loud farce? Once again, playwright Emilio Williams presents an irreverant and madcap dark comedy, this time inspired by that classic tragedy.
“Medea's Got Some Issues" is the English version of the hit parody from Spain. The title character is an unemployable Latina Diva who -more than 2,400 years after the premiere of the original Madea and without inhibitions- presents the mitigating and sordid factors surrounding her infamous case, from the sexual haste of her husband, Jason, to the misogynistic and xenophobic environment of classical Corinth.
This performance at Instituto Cervantes is an encore presentation of the play. "Medea's Got Some Issues" previewed at Teatro Luna in September 2012, and recently won "Best International Show" at United Solo Festival, Off Broadway.
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