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by Leonie Böhm

Medea*. Video trailer © Schauspielhaus Zürich

6:00:00 PM
Live stream from Schauspielhaus Zürich
1 h 15 min
In German with English subtitles

About This Production

Medea: In the ancient Euripedean myth, she is the princess whose husband Jason leaves her for another woman and who takes revenge by murdering their children. Director Leonie Böhm uses the tragedy as a springboard for a radical theatre experiment. Her Medea* is unconditionally a woman of today, refusing to embody an ancient tragic fate. Although she would prefer to carefully look at and explore this fate from the outside, she cannot escape it in the end. Maja Beckmann is moving as a defiant Medea-explorer and musician Johannes Rieder provides a melancholy and jarring soundtrack.

Please note that the subtitles for this production will be produced live.

Artistic Team

Leonie Böhm Director
Zahava Rodrigo Set design
Costume design
Magdalena Schön, Helen Stein
Johannes Rieder Music
Helena Eckert Dramaturgy


Maja Beckmann
Johannes Rieder Live music

Premiere September 19, 2020

Schauspielhaus Zürich

Medea by Euripides. Translations by Herbert Meier were used. Transfer of the performing rights occurs in agreement with the publishing house Felix Bloch Erben, Berlin. Representative for Switzerland: Musikverlag und Bühnenbetrieb Zürich AG, Zürich Peter Krumme. Perfoming rights: Verlag der Autoren, Frankfurt am Main.

The live stream is supported by prohelvetia EN

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