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CATF 2016 Film Series: Pier Paolo Pasolini’s, ‘Medea’
July 22, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Contemporary American Theater Festival Film Series:
Pier Paolo Pasolini’s, ‘Medea’
Friday, July 22 . Doors 1:30pm . Film 2pm . Tickets $5
The Contemporary American Theater Festival will show three films at the Shepherdstown Opera House that compliment their 2016 productions.
The second will be
Written and Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini Medea’s role began after Jason came from Iolcus to Colchis, to claim his inheritance and throne by retrieving the Golden Fleece. In the most complete surviving account, the Argonautica of Apollonius, Medea fell in love with him and promised to help him, but only on the condition that if he succeeded, he would take her with him and marry her – Wikipedia. Starring Maria Callas, Massimo Girotti, Laurent Terzieff.
Paired with CATF’s production of
An Explosive Take on Love and Motherhood
An NNPN Rolling World Premiere by Allison Gregory
Directed by Courtney Sale
What if the show you came to see is not the show you need to see? A working mother escapes to the sanctuary of the theater and encounters a play she desperately doesn’t want to watch, so she hijacks the show—and the audience—leading them through her own very personal story. A synthesis of myth/magic/real world, Not Medea is a funny and fierce slap-down about love, lust, motherhood, and forgiveness. And something else entirely.
Watch the film trailer: