On Monday, Feb. 29, Zero Untitled Films/Productions will be performing Medea: Cerberus in the University Center-Lone Star Room at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, located at 6300 Ocean Drive. The free event will begin at 8:00P.M.
Medea: Cerberus is an adaptation of the Euripides classic tragedy Medea. The play is set in modern times, however in this adaptation, “Medea” (played by Andrea Morin) struggles with not only choices and the ramifications of her actions, but with two different mental psyches embodying her thoughts. Both “Maternal Medea” (played by Ryann Haese) and “Vengeful Medea” (played by Katherine Verderber) play the dichotomous personification of Medea’s fragile psyche.
After Medea is scorned by “Jason” (played by Josue Villarreal) who leaves her for another woman (the princess “Glause” played by Deborah Gerd), Medea is banished from Corinth. However, Medea decides that revenge is the best way to make an exit.
Conceptually, Medea has often been vilified by her actions by literary critics and once you see the play, it is easy to see why. However, local playwright Michael Verderber conceptualized that the other lesser characters in other translations of Medea can easily be broken into a maternal and vengeful version of the title character. Thus, the impetus behind the play is that instead of the audience getting information through heresay by characters, they will instead travel into Medea’s twisted mind.
Zero Untitled is a Kingsville-based not-for-profit theatre company comprised of area students and teachers. Although the group has no official ties with Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi, the company was allowed space to perform the play for the general public.
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