Martin Methodist to hold Shakespeare and Friends on the Green
October 9, 2017
This year, Martin Methodist College (MMC) opted to modify the traditional Shakespeare on the Green play by branching out to give actors the chance to do productions of other classic plays and modern plays that relate in some way to William Shakespeare or verse drama. This year’s newly revised Shakespeare and Friends on the Green will feature the Greek tragedy “Medea.”
Serving as director of the play is MMC English Professor Dr. Kayla Wiggins. “The Greek tragedy ‘Medea’ dramatizes the response of Medea, the foreign wife of the Greek hero Jason, to the betrayal by her husband and the breakdown of her home,” said Wiggins. “A powerful play about love and hate, pride and revenge, ‘Medea’ challenges traditional ethics and forces the characters and the audience to confront difficult questions about right and wrong, good and bad, and duty and honor.”
The cast comprise new and returning MMC students.
Lydia Wossum-Fisher as Medea
Chris Allen as Jason
Sydney Gregory as the Nurse
Robert Austell as the Tutor
Turner Henderson as Creon
Bryant Clark as Aegeus
Jessica Sudduth as the Chorus
Daarte Matteau as the Chorus
Makenzie Garrett as the Chorus
The production will be held on October 20, 21, and 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Grissom Gazebo located on the Campus Green. In the event of weather, the play will be held in the Martin Hall Movie Theatre. Admission is free, and the community is encouraged to attend.