Medea by Euripides
Euripides One: Four Tragedies (Alcestis, Medea, The Heracleidae, Hippolytus)
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The Abbey Theatre of Dublin is performing their production of Euripides' Medea at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts, on dates from October 23 to November 3, 2002. 
The production's next engagement will be four performances beginning Thursday November 7, 2002, in Washington, D.C., at the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater.  "The Washington dates are sold out, . . . though some returns may be available before each performance," says an article in the Washington Post of November 3, 2002.
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The Abbey Theatre production of Euripides' Medea with Fiona Shaw will begin a twelve-week run on Broadway in Janaury 2003, according to the Boston Globe of October 18, 2002.
"This is the rare staging of a Greek tragedy that speaks to us with utter immediacy and yet provides the kind of emotional catharsis that once defined the form," wrote Charles Isherwood in an October 7, 2002,  review of the Abbey Theatre production at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Ben Brantley in the New York Times of October 4, 2002, referred to the Abbey Theatre's production of Medea as "the most essential ticket of this theater season."

. . . "And as upsetting as much of it is, the show radiates such high theatrical energy and insight that you can't help grinning through most of it."
MIT Tech review
I saw the play in Boston on October 25, 2002.  On the whole, I liked it, but not as much as reviews had led me to expect.  From time to time there were background sound effects that I found unnecessary, unpleasant, and distracting. 
"Though a first-rate vehicle for acting, the show has some technical flaws that may inhibit your understanding of the story.  At times, the sound was barely audible and frequently the chorus was nearly impossible to understand.  In addition, the beautifuly designed set was dimly lighted and the lighting cues were not well-executed," wrote Nick Dussault in the Boston Metro of October 29, 2002.
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