UT Opera Theatre Offers ‘Medea’ This Weekend

Medea_artThe University of Tennessee Opera Theatre presents the world premiere of Larry Delinger’s Medea this weekend in four performances at the Relix Variety Theatre.

Delinger’s Medea features a libretto by Douglas Langworthy, who translated and adapted the classic story from a play by a relatively obscure German playwright, Hans Henny Jahnn.

The production is directed by John Sipes, an Associate Professor in UT’s Department of Theatre. Prior to joining the UT Theatre Department, he was a Director and Resident Movement Director for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, a position he held for 15 seasons. It was there that Sipes became acquainted with Delinger and Langworthy.

Kevin Class of the UT School of Music conducts the piano and percussion ensemble.

A cast of singers from the UT Opera Theatre is split over the four performances:
Friday evening (Nov. 7) at 8 p.m.
Saturday afternoon (Nov. 8)  at 2:30 p.m.
Saturday evening (Nov. 8) at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday afternoon (Nov. 9) at 2:30 p.m.

The casts:

JASON – Thaddeus Ennen & Makoto Winkler
MEDEA – Melanie Burbules & Maggie Ramsey
MESSENGER – Todd Barnhill & Mattia D’Affuso
NURSE – Katlyn Householder
OLDER BOY – Taylor Stone
TUTOR/KING CREON – James Eder&Brent Hetherington
SLAVES OF THE HOUSE – Shelby Berkley,Rachel Brown, Harrison Cooke, Breyon Ewing, Jack Francis, Hannah Gamble, Claire Hoppen, Emilee Jane Richardson

Relix Variety Theatre is at 1208 N Central  St.
Tickets: knoxvilletickets.com or by calling (865) 656-4444 or (877) 995-9961.