Martin Methodist to hold Shakespeare and Friends on the Green

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Pictured from Left to Right: Robert Austell, Sydney Gregory, Daarte Matteau, Turner Henderson, Annslee Swann, Jessica Sudduth, Chris Allen, Makenzie Garrett, and Bryant Clark.
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PULASKI, Tenn. – This year, Martin Methodist College (MMC) opted to modify the traditional Shakespeare on the Green play by branching out to give actors the chance to do productions of other classic plays and modern plays that relate in some way to William Shakespeare or verse drama. This year’s newly revised Shakespeare and Friends on the Green will feature the Greek tragedy “Medea.”

Serving as director of the play is MMC English Professor Dr. Kayla Wiggins. “The Greek tragedy ‘Medea’ dramatizes the response of Medea, the foreign wife of the Greek hero Jason, to the betrayal by her husband and the breakdown of her home,” said Wiggins. “A powerful play about love and hate, pride and revenge, ‘Medea’ challenges traditional ethics and forces the characters and the audience to confront difficult questions about right and wrong, good and bad, and duty and honor.”

The cast comprise new and returning MMC students: Annslee Swann as Medea, Chris Allen as Jason, Sydney Gregory as the Nurse, Robert Austell as the Tutor, Turner Henderson as Creon, Bryant Clark as Aegeus, Jessica Sudduth, Daarte Matteau, and Makenzie Garrett as the Chorus.

The production will be held on October 20, 21, and 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Grissom Gazebo located on the Campus Green. In the event of inclement weather, the play will be held in the Martin Hall Movie Theatre. Admission is free, and the community is encouraged to attend.