Events & Culture
The Medea Hypothesis
Performed in English. 60 minutes. Ages 16+
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The Medea Hypothesis uses an ancient myth to address a very modern crisis: as we seek to give our children every advantage, are we securing a way of life that leads to destruction?
In the same way that the original Medea play questions fundamental concepts of what it is to be a mother, The Medea Hypothesis questions what it means to fight for survival. This reassessment of life’s fundamental values is played out by a single mother who doubts any reasonable future for her and her son, and a son who perceives himself and his peers as the cause of tomorrow’s global catastrophe.
Running through the core of this play is The Medea Hypothesis – a real life theory by Paleontologist Peter Ward that suggests a malign alternative to nurturing concepts of a Mother Earth – one that instead casts off her children to save herself.