National Theatre of London's 'Medea' debuts in Sedona on Sept. 28

The National Theatre of London launches its new season with a production of "Medea", showing in Sedona on Sunday, Sept. 28.

The Sedona International Film Festival hosts the big screen premiere of Euripides' powerful new drama from stage of the Olivier Theatre in London.

There will be one show at 4 p.m. at the festival's Mary D. Fisher Theatre, 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona.

Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) returns to the National Theatre to take the title role of Medea in a new version of Euripides' play by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell.

Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she has left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day's grace. It's time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear.

The cast also includes Michaela Coel, Danny Sapani and Cath Whitefield.

The production will be designed by Tom Scutt, with lighting by Lucy Carter, choreography by Lucy Guerin and sound design by Gregory Clarke.

"Medea" is garnering raves from critics and audiences in London and around the world, including 4- and 5-star reviews from every major publication in England.

'Extraordinary. Helen McCrory ascends to greatness' - Sunday Times

'Thrilling and merciless. Helen McCrory gives the performance of her career' - Daily Telegraph

'Helen McCrory triumphs. A piercing, painful vision of passion and betrayal' - Evening Standard

'Carrie Cracknell's play is a tragic force to be reckoned with' - Guardian

"Medea" will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 28 at 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $15, or $12.50 for Film Festival members.

Tickets are available in advance at the Sedona International Film Festival office or by calling 928-282-1177 or online at www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.

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