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Ancient Medea / Modern Dilemmas: An Evening of Performance and Dialogue

 

Ancient Medea / Modern Dilemmas is an evening of performance and dialogue anchored in Euripides’ Medea –
an ancient play that prompts essential questions timely in today’s society.

  • Is Medea struggling with mental illness and if so, how do we understand the chilling logic of her decision to kill her own children?
  • What drives deception and what prompts domestic violence?
  • What can we better say and do to protect the innocent victims of trauma?
  • How do we serve the ongoing challenges of those living with mental illness and the anguish of suffering?

Women for SUS presents an Outside the Wire special performance of staged readings of scenes from Medea, drawing from actors who have previously participated in OTW performances. Bryan Doerries, Co-Founder of OTW, will then facilitate a lively discussion of panelists and audience members about the relevance of this classic myth to our lives today, including under-discussed mental health issues we face such as suicide, alcohol and substance abuse, and the impact of trauma on families.

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