Hyper Aware Theater presents its newest work, DIVORCIFICATION: Medea Reconstructed, a twenty-first century take on Euripides' famed heroine. Set in a contemporary New York City apartment, with live views of downtown Manhattan, Hyper Aware's DIVORCIFICATION will have ten performances at The Access Theater.
DIVORCIFICATION transports the timeless tale of Jason and Medea into our attention-torn society, where newer is better and technology encourages simultaneous human connection and disconnect. Though this year marks the 2,443rd anniversary of Medea's first performance, its themes of divorce and immigration confront us on an increasingly frequent basis. In this modern treatment, Jason teaches computer science at Baruch, while Medea is a pharmaceutical representative from South America. As their marriage disintegrates, so does the reality of the play, until we are left with an exposed wasteland of theater – a wandering stage manager, off-kilter projection feeds, and live network television – until Medea, and her son come face to face with the dangers of life without a support network.
DIVORCIFICATION is directed by Gary Ferrar and features Nanda Abella (Latin ACE Award nominee) as Medea, with Isabel Cristina (AMDA), Andrew Falberg, Tzahalla Kessari, Andrew J. Langton, Alex Malaos (UCB), Leslie C. Nemet (Sesame Street), Alexis Rhiannon, Shannon Stowe, Ruth Sullivan, Bruce Van Cott, and Chris Wentworth.
The Access Theater is located at 380 Broadway, New York, NY 10013. Closest subway is the Canal St. stop (N, R, Q, J, Z, A, C, E, and 6 trains). Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.hyperawaretheater.org or by calling 1-800-838-3006.