In Medea’s Got Some Issues – written by Emilio Williams and produced by No Rules Theatre Company – Lisa Hodsoll takes on seven roles in an acting tour de force that combines humor, hysteria, and catharsis to tell the Medea tragedy like you’ve never seen it before.
Hodsoll first performed the show in fall 2013 as part of a staged reading with No Rules at the Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain. The event, hosted by SPAIN arts & culture, was so successful that No Rules and SPAIN arts & culture decided to team up and make it a full production at the Capital Fringe Festival.
Producer Joanna Castle Miller says of the show, “I knew I wanted to be a part of Medea’s Got Some Issues when I saw (Lisa) read it in the Fall. I realized she’d taken me from laughter to tears in seconds. Emilio’s script – which is solidly farcical – contains a ton of power underneath that speaks deeply to issues like gender, power, and abandonment.”
Hodsoll spent months preparing for the performance. She examined the original Greek tragedy while also honing her comedic technique so that, as a result, her Medea combines hilarity and horror.
The show takes place at Warehouse, where Hodsoll – now a company member at No Rules – first met the group back in 2009. She has since appeared with No Rules as Captain Hook/Mrs. Darling in Peter Pan: The Boy Who Hated Mothers, Lindsay in Some Girls and Kathleen in Touch.
Medea’s Got Some Issues opens Friday night, July 11, and runs for four additional performances: July 15, 19, 25 and 27.
Guest writer Joanna Castle Miller is a company member at No Rules Theatre Company.