The tragedy of “Medea” reinvented as a laugh-out-laugh farce? “Medea’s got some issue” is the mischievous brainchild of Spanish award winning playwright Emilio Williams. Williams, a native of Madrid, Spain, recently moved to Chicago where he premiered this summer, to much critical acclaim, his play “Smartphones, a pocket-size farce”.
Once again, the playwright presents a madcap, hysterical and dark comedy, this time around, using the Euripidesʼ classic tragedy as inspiration.
More than 2,400 years after the premiere of her plays a Latina version of Medea, presents without inhibitions, 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.
The one woman show stars Ana Asensio, an actress from Spain who lives and works in New York City.