“Medea” Reflects a Modern Tragedy – Illustrations for The New Yorker

For the theatre review by critic Vinson Cunningham of Simon Stone’s contemporary adaptation of “Medea,” which stars real-life partners Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale as the on-stage partners Medea and Jason.

A new production uses the familiar thrusts of Euripides to find the reality in long-running theatrical archetypes.
Medea is originally a tragedy written by the ancient Greek playwright Euripides, and tells the story of Medea’s revenge against her ex-husband Jason for betraying her with another woman.