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The Ithaca Ladies Read Medea
Arthur M. Jolly

Kathryn Farren, Marti Hale, Kristin Carey, Tara Donovan, Shirley Hatton, Mary-Margaret Lewis in the 2016 premiere. Directed by Danielle Ozymandias at Little Fish Theatre, Los Angeles. Photo by Alex Moy.

The year is 1953, and the House Unamerican Activities Committee is at its peak, fomenting suspicion and distrust, nowhere more so than in the insular world of Academia. Adjacent to this world, but inextricably intertwined, five women, shackled by societal constraints, defined by their husbands careers and politics, are meeting for their monthly play reading - knowing that one of them has betrayed the others to save her husbands position at the University. This is the evening they have chosen to read Medea - and as they delve into the classic Greek tragedy, their own stories unfold, their secrets and betrayals are brought to light, and their friendships are tested, shattered, and renewed.

Cast Size: 1M 6W
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Royalty: $60 per performance

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