Bay's Puppet Theatre stages innovative take on
a classic Greek tragedy of intrigue and terror, has been given
an innovative twist by the Richard Bay Puppet Theatre and
California State University, Sacramento's department of theatre
Utilizing original music and stylized movement, the play features
life-size puppets that interact with the actors on stage.
The play's subject matter contains violence and death and
is not suggested for children.
Medea tells the story of a woman betrayed by her husband.
The play is about suffering and the sensitiveness of injured
love. The strife of emotions which passion engenders is admirably
shown and the play culminates with the scorned woman's vengeance.
Directed by CSUS professor Richard Bay, this updated version
of Euripides' drama is presented with a post-modern landscape.
Bay is a puppeteer with international credentials and he has
performed in a variety of international, local, regional and
national venues. His recent CSUS production of A Thousand
Cranes was selected as an American College Theatre Festival
winner and was performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington
Medea plays at 8 p.m., May 2 - 12 with 2 p.m., Sunday
matinees in the Playwrights' Theatre in Shasta Hall. Tickets
are $12 general and $7 for students, alumni and seniors. Tickets
are available at the CSUS Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323
or at Tickets.com
at (916) 766-2277.
For further information, send an e-mail
public affairs at (916) 278-6156. For ticketed events, call
the CSUS Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323.