The Ithaca Ladies Read Medea
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The Ithaca Ladies Read Medea

A full length dramedy for 6F, 1M
In 1953, after interrogation by the House Unamerican Activities Committee, four university wives meet for their monthly play reading knowing one of them betrayed the others.

Runtime: 75 minutes

Period: 1953

Setting: A living room
Characters: (6F)
BRIDGET MAYFIELD 40-50's.
KATIE O'CONNOR 20's.
ADELAIDE HOUGHTON 40-50's. Uses a wheelchair.
ALISON DUNHAM 40-50's.
ELSIE BISHOP 60's+ (70's?)
MARCIE MAYFIELD 20's.
SENATOR MUNDT

The Ithaca Ladies Read Medea
Mary-Margaret Lewis as Elsie.
Photo by Alex Moy


About The Ithaca Ladies Read Medea

Comedic Drama, Full length, 6F, 1M

The Ithaca Ladies Read Medea
September 2016 premiere of The Ithaca Ladies Read Medea
L to R: Kathryn Farren, Marti Hale, Kristin Carey, Tara Donovan, Shirley Hatton, Mary-Margaret Lewis.
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.
In the university town of Ithaca, four faculty wives, shackled by the societal constraints of the fifties, defined and confined by their husbands' careers and politics, meet for their monthly play reading - all of them knowing that one has betrayed the others to save her husband’s position.
This is the evening they have chosen to read Euripides’ 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.

The play premiered in Los Angeles at the Little Fish Theatre in 2016.

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Little Fish Theatre

Little Fish Theatre

Kristen Carey
Kristen Carey as Alison Dunham, James Rice as Senator Mundt.
Photo by Alex Moy

Sample Dialogue...


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