The Geneva Fine Arts Department recently finished its production of “Medea” by Robinson Jeffers. The Greek tragedy “Medea” is centered on Medea’s calculated desire for revenge against her unfaithful husband. The play is set in Corinth sometime after Jason’s Quest for the Golden Fleece, where he met Medea. The play begins with Medea in a blind rage towards Jason for arranging to marry Cruesa, the daughter of King Creon.
“I am so incredibly proud of these students. High schools typically do not perform ‘Medea’ because it is so difficult, and the content is so tragic. These talented performers and crew demonstrated maturity, intelligence, and tenacity, telling a 2,500-year-old Greek tragedy like professionals,” the show’s Director Doug Hurt said.
Geneva’s production included more than 40 students, faculty and parents including the cast and a tech crew who worked together. Tryouts were held for students in January and rehearsals began in early February.
Medea was played by junior Mia Wilson and senior Corban Fikes played Jason. Other key roles were played by senior Valerie Kuhn (The Nurse), sophomore Esan Fikes (AEgeus), junior Danie Quitadamo, senior Avery Ochoa and freshman Rachel Troyer played a Corinthian Women.
The production was led by Doug Hurt and Autumn Jones with a leadership team including Audio Engineer Luis Arizpe and Fine Arts Director Gradi Evans.