Students Bring Emotional Greek Tragedy to UW-Superior Stage

November 14, 2014 09:06 AM

UW-Superior students have been prepping for a big production, and ahead of opening night we had the leading role here to tell us what this Greek tragedy is all about.


Kirsten Hambleton plays Medea in the show. She says this particular version of "Medea" was written in 1947 and follows the original Greek tragedy taken from Euripedes 431 B.C.

It tells the story of the jealousy and revenge of a wife and mother betrayed by her husband. Medea in turn destroys everything she holds dear.

Plus, Kirsten says live jazz music on stage adds a great layer to the performance.

Director Cathy A. Frank says the live music brings the emotions of "Medea" to the forefront:

"I have chosen to highlight the emotional content of the play by using live woodwind accompaniment and strong visual elements to charge the actor's words and enhance the audience's experience," says Frank.

Kirsten says the show doesn't generate a lot of laughs, but that's because of the intensity of the story itself and its ability to draw folks in and capture their minds and imagination.

"Medea" opens Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Manion Theatre at UW-Superior. The show also runs Nov. 15-16 and 21-23. Sunday performances are at 2 p.m. 

Tickets are $12, $10 for seniors and non-UW-Superior students. Group rates may be available. Folks can purchase tickets at the Box Office in Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center.

For more information, you can call the University Box Office at 715-394-8380 or visit


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