Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles
A new adaptation by Luis Alfaro
Based on Euripides's Medea
Directed by Jessica Kubzansky
Produced by The Theatre @ Boston Court
Thursday–Saturday, September 3–5, 2015; 8:00 p.m. (Previews)
Thursdays–Saturdays, September 10–October 3, 2015; 8:00 p.m.
Getty Villa, the Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater
Running time is approximately 90 minutes, no intermission.
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Thursdays $40 general, $36 senior/student
Fridays $42 general
Saturdays $45 general
From MacArthur Fellow and critically acclaimed author of Electricidad
and Oedipus el Rey
, Luis Alfaro's Mojada is a breathtaking reimagining of Euripides's Medea
transported to East Los Angeles. In an epic journey of border crossings, Medea, a seamstress with extraordinary skill, runs from a past of betrayals. With husband Hason and their son in tow, our storied heroine's struggle to adapt takes a disastrous turn when old and new worlds meet in the City of Angels. Alfaro's gripping contemporary take on the ancient Greek myth tackles the complexities of family, tradition, culture, and the explosive moment when they all collide.
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About Luis Alfaro
Luis Alfaro is a native of downtown Los Angeles. Among his awards are MacArthur, Joyce, and Mellon Foundation fellowships. He is the playwright-in-residence at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and a professor at the University of Southern California. His plays are regularly produced at The Magic Theatre in San Francisco, Victory Gardens Theatre in Chicago, and Playwrights Arena in Los Angeles.
About Jessica Kubzansky
Jessica Kubzansky is the co-artistic director of The Theatre @ Boston Court, and an award-winning director working nationally. She recently directed the world premiere and New York premiere of Sheila Callaghan's Everything You Touch
(T@BC/The Cherry Lane), Pygmalion
(Pasadena Playhouse), RII
, her three-person adaptation of Richard II
(T@BC). Kubzansky has received numerous awards and honors, including the Drama Critics' Circle's Margaret Harford Award.
About The Theatre @ Boston Court
Based in Pasadena, CA, The Theatre @ Boston Court produces passionate, artist-driven theatre that challenges both artist and audience, urging its artists to fearlessly and passionately pursue their unique voice and passion. Play selection encompasses a wide variety of genres (with a special emphasis on nurturing playwrights and new play development), which are inherently theatrical, textually rich, and visually arresting. The Theatre @ Boston Court has produced world premieres by playwrights such as Luis Alfaro, Sheila Callaghan, Julia Cho, Dan Dietz, Jason Grote, Jordan Harrison, Carlos Murillo, Laura Schellhardt, Octavio Solis, Deborah Stein, Jean Claude Van Itallie, Kathryn Walat, David Wiener, among many others. The Theatre @ Boston Court is supported in part by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, The Shubert Foundation, The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, the Edgerton Foundation, the Les and Sheri Biller Family Foundation, Founding Director Z. Clark Branson, and the generosity of individual supporters and contributors. The Theatre @ Boston Court is the award-winning resident theatre company at Boston Court Performing Arts Center in Pasadena, California: Michael Seel, Executive Director; Jessica Kubzansky and Michael Michetti, Artistic Directors; Hillary Metcalf Schenk, Managing Director.