Join the NUEA for a preview performance of the new play THE CHILDREN, along with a talkback after the performance featuring playwright (and former NU professor) Michael Elyanow, dramaturg (and NU alum) Emilie Beck, and director Jessica Kubzansky!
A re-imagining of the Medea myth, THE CHILDREN is about what happens when a member of the Greek chorus magically transports Medea’s children away to save them from their murderous mom – but instead of sending to the ancient city of Athens, they accidentally end up in present-day Athens, Maine. The play combines Greek tragedy, broad comedy, and puppetry in order to tell a story about how we survive through telling stories.
Sunday, May 6th
The Theater at Boston Court
About the Playwright:
Michael Elyanow writes for Theatre, TV, and Film. His plays have been produced from DC to CA, and have had readings at Manhattan Theatre Club, The Lark, Hartford Stage, and more. He is published by Samuel French and Playscripts. Michael has taught writing at Northwestern University as well as Emerson and Hampshire colleges. Michael is currently working on a TV pilot, an animated feature, and a new play set in 1960’s St. Louis.
More About The Children: http://www.bostoncourt.com/events/120/the-children | http://w.broadwayworld.com/read.cfm?id=366512
Photo Credit: The Theater at Boston Court