NCTC Drama to present "Medea" in Flower Mound

Pamela VanHook | Apr 21, 2014

The North Central Texas College Drama Department will present Euripides' classic Greek tragedy, "Medea" on May 2-3 at 8 p.m., in the Lecture Hall on the NCTC Flower Mound campus at Parker Square.

This production of the play was adapted by Nelly E. Cuellar-Garcia from the original drama by Euripides and is directed by Thom Talbott.

Deaf to the warnings of her nurse and chorus, grief-stricken Medea seeks solace in destroying Jason, her unfaithful husband. She ruthlessly severs her husband's lineage only to find herself "alone and forsaken" alongside the man she condemned to desolate solitude. A condensed adaptation of the classic tragedy effectively explores Medea's disjointed psyche within the context of ancient Greek values.

The cast are all students in DRAM 1352: Acting II on the Flower Mound campus. They include Vania Aguilar, Christine Bolitho, Stephanie Brednick, Nandi Brown, Bruce Crawford, Sydney Santschi, Stephannie Scott and Adam Stephenson. This production is presented as part of the curriculum of DRAM 1352: Acting II. The costumes were designed and constructed by Stephannie Scott and the make up is designed by Christine Bolitho, students in the class.

"This is the first time that we have presented a play at the Flower Mound campus, but it is something that we have been wanting to do since the Parker Square campus opened," Talbott said. "In the fall, NCTC Drama will be offering a production class on Tuesday and Thursdays at 2 p.m., so that we can continue to offer opportunities to our students in the Flower Mound/Lewisville area."

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for youth (High School and Younger). NCTC students, faculty, and staff are free with ID. Tickets will be sold at the door and seating is general admission. The seating is limited. The box office will open 45 minutes prior to the performance. For more information you can call the Performing Arts Department office at (940) 665-3318.

When Jason (Bruce Crawford) choses to marry Glauce (Stephanie Brednick, right) then Medea (Sydney Santschi, left) decides that vengeance is the best course of action. Medea will play in the Lecture Hall at the NCTC Campus at Parker Square in Flower Mound May 2-3 at 8 p.m.