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Imago Theatre’s mentor, Jacques Lecoq, a theatre icon who influenced the world on movement in the performing arts, taught a concept called “the balance of the stage.” In 1998, Jerry Mouawad, Artistic Co-Director of Imago Theatre, designed a deck suspended in a black void three feet off the stage floor that tips and sways in an abyss. It made physical and visible Lecoq’s “Balance of the Stage.” Mouawad’s staging of Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Exit on this floating plane was revived three times in Portland from 1998 to 2009. The slightest move of an actor created highly dramatic scenic shifts – the world of the play in motion. “Set as metaphor!” hailed one critic. In 2006, under Mouawad’s direction, the production ran at two Tony-award-winning theatres – American Repertory Theater in Cambridge and Hartford Stage Company, receiving praise from prominent press. "Superb!" The New York Times; "Great!" Variety; "Wonderfully imaginative!" The Wall Street Journal; "Deliciously entertaining!" NPR.

Now Mouawad resurrects this illustrious set in a new version of Medea written by Ben Power of the National Theatre of London. Power’s elegant and poetic minimalism is gut wrenching and powerful. Anne Sorce and Todd Van Voris tackle the leads Medea and Jason.

Carol Triffle, Artistic Co-Director, and Mouawad had been on the lookout for another play to stage on the No Exit set. When they read Mr. Power’s version of Medea they ended their search. “Knowing what we know about Medea’s ultimate violent act of passion and ultimate sacrifice – turns my stomach each time. It’s a harsh and desperate anguish. It will be illuminating to see how Jerry brings Power’s version of this tragedy to new heights on the precipice of this seemingly dangerous set.” Triffle

Mouawad has cast titans of Portland Theatre in the leads: Anne Sorce will play Medea and Todd Van Voris will take on Jason.

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Event

Venue

Tickets

Thu 4/27/17 7:00 PM

Medea

Imago Theatre
Portland, OR

Fri 4/28/17 7:30 PM

Medea

Imago Theatre
Portland, OR

Sat 4/29/17 7:30 PM

Medea

Imago Theatre
Portland, OR

Thu 5/4/17 7:00 PM

Medea

Imago Theatre
Portland, OR

Fri 5/5/17 7:30 PM

Medea

Imago Theatre
Portland, OR

Sat 5/6/17 7:30 PM

Medea

Imago Theatre
Portland, OR

Thu 5/11/17 7:00 PM

Medea

Imago Theatre
Portland, OR

Fri 5/12/17 7:30 PM

Medea

Imago Theatre
Portland, OR

Sat 5/13/17 7:30 PM

Medea

Imago Theatre
Portland, OR

Thu 5/18/17 7:00 PM

Medea

Imago Theatre
Portland, OR

Fri 5/19/17 7:30 PM

Medea

Imago Theatre
Portland, OR

Sat 5/20/17 7:30 PM

Medea

Imago Theatre
Portland, OR

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