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An ancient myth collides with a modern crisis

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Thu 7 Nov - Fri 8 Nov, 7pm & 8.30pm

Runtime: 1h 00m

About The Medea Hypothesis

On the verge of ecological disaster, a mother who no longer wishes to be a mother and a child who no longer wishes to be, find salvation in a drastic solution. An ancient myth collides with a modern crisis as a new scientific theory is brought to life by The Washing Machine collective. The Medea Hypothesis uses an ancient myth to address a very modern crisis - is humankind's current path self destructive? As we seek to give our children every advantage are we securing a way of life that leads to destruction? In the same way that the original Medea play questions fundamental concepts of what it is to be a mother, The Medea Hypothesis questions what it means to fight for survival, or even the value of life in a world where 'strength in numbers' might only serve to secure destruction. This reassessment of life's fundamental values is played out by a single mother who doubts any reasonable future for her and her son, and a son who perceives himself and his peers as the cause of tomorrow's global catastrophe. Running through the core of this play is The Medea Hypothesis - a real life theory by Paleontologist Peter Ward that suggests a malign alternative to nurturing concepts of a Mother Earth - one that instead casts off her children to save herself. Age Recommendation: 16+