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EIU Theatre Arts to Present Adaptation of Classic Greek Drama 'Medea'


Eastern Illinois University's theatre arts department will present "Medea," a 1946 adaptation of Euripides' classic fifth-century B.C. drama, this month in the Doudna Fine Arts Center's Black Box.

Performances of Robinson Jeffers' play are set for 7 p.m. Nov. 14, 15, 17, 18, as well as 2 p.m. Nov. 16. Admission will be $12 for the general public, $10 for senior citizens and EIU employees, and $5 for students.

"Medea," one of the great tragedies of classical Greece, evokes powerful emotions through the story of a strong woman who is pulled in many directions and ultimately chooses total revenge upon those who would wrong her.

The production is directed by Jean K. Wolski. Members of the cast are Cyndi Golata as The Nurse, David Stevens as The Tutor, Katy Kruzic as First Woman of Corinth, Amber Nail as the Second Woman of Corinth, Shelly Hanson as the Third Woman of Corinth, Bailey Murphy as Medea, Tim Lindeman as Creon, Tim Tholl as Jason, Robert Mendoza as Aegeus, Kirk Dulin as Jason's Slave, Elyse Waggoner as the Nanny, and Anastasia and Lily Zerbst as The Children.

Advance tickets are available in the Doudna Fine Arts Center box office (217-581-3110) from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, or one hour before each performance. Tickets may also be reserved via e-mail at

The Doudna Fine Arts Center, a division of EIU's College of Arts and Humanities, is located one block west of Ninth Street at Garfield Avenue in Charleston.

Doudna Fine Arts Center public arts programs are funded by the New and Emerging Artists Series Endowment, by the Excellence in Fine Arts Fund, and by the EIU departments and other patrons as listed.

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