Wednesday’s event pick: Austin Shakespeare’s “Medea”

Erik Mathew and Fran Dorn in Austin Shakespeare's production of "Medea," 2016. Photo by Bret Brookshire
Erik Mathew and Fran Dorn in Austin Shakespeare’s production of “Medea,” 2016. Photo by Bret Brookshire

“Medea,” a 2,500-year-old Greek tragedy written by Euripedes, is coming to life on the local stage as a classic tale of revenge from a woman scorned. The title character, Medea, doesn’t have a happily ever after after betraying her family to retrieve the Golden Fleece for her hero, Jason. He’s brought her and their sons to Corinth — with plans to marry the princess there. This ultimate betrayal brings even more devastating consequences when Medea reacts.

Stars nationally acclaimed classical actress Franchelle Stewart Dorn in the title role.

Details: Opens 8 p.m. Wednesday. Various times through March 6. $18-$42. Rollins Studio Theatre, the Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. 512-474-5664,thelongcenter.org/event/medea.

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