February 3 to 7,2015
Segal Center Studio
Text / Texte : Suzie Bastien
Translation / Traduction : Nadine Desrochers
Direction / Mise En Scène : Emma Tibaldo
ACTORS / INTERPRÉTATION :
- James Loye,
- Jennifer Morehouse.
DESIGN TEAM / L'ÉQUIPE DE CONCEPTION :
- Set Design / Scénographie : Lyne Paquette
- Costume Design / Costumes : Fruzsina Lànyi
- Lighting Design / Lumière : Angeline st-Amour
- Sound Design / Environnement Sonore : Matthew Waddell
- Composer / compositeur : Michael Leon
- Movement Design / Concepteur Mouvement : Rasili Botz
- Video Design / Conception Video : Jean Ranger (Mindroots)
Thank you for the generous support of Canadian Actors' Equity Association and Playwrights' Workshop Montreal. Talisman Theatre engages ,under the terms of the Guest Artist Policy, professional artists who are members of the Canadian Actor's Equity Association.
THE SYNOPSIS / LE SYNOPSIS :
Ada is a mother who has forgotten her child during an emotional trauma. Ugo's childhood fear has come to pass, his mother has forgotten him. The Medea Effect is an emotional roller-coaster ride launching the audience into abstract heights and plunging them into emotional depths. It is also an emotional tug-of-war between two isolated minds over the same subject: the mother.
Description: Written by Quebecois playwright Suzie Bastien, translated for Talisman Theatre by Nadine Desrochers, and directed by Emma Tibaldo, it has never been produced in English in Montreal! Opening February 3 to 7,2015 at Segal Center Studio, The Medea Effect will star Jennifer Morehouse as Ada and James Loye as Ugo.. The Medea Effect is like quick-sand--the unwitting audience member is lured into its emotional quagmire by the familiar surface of simple speech and common empathy. Simple speech is revealed to be a complex system of references with no inside nor outside, no beginning nor end. Once trapped, the audience is drawn inexorably into a region of profound philosophical inquiry.