Cast Size
5w, 2m


Stridsberg’s version of Euripides’ Medea offers striking variations on literature’s cruellest divorce. Here, Medea becomes an emblem of justified female rage, who refuses to ‘get over it’, to forgive, and reassemble her life according to someone else’s wishes; the polar opposite to the sweet princess Jason has left her for. Medealand explores the titular character’s relationship to her own late mother alongside her relationship to her two sons and her new frightening status as childless mother and shows us just how close passion can be to hate, and desperate revenge fantasy to actual revenge.