TROY Theatre and Dance presents Greek tragedy “Medea.”

An ancient Greek tragedy is getting a modern makeover thanks to Troy University‘s Department of Theatre and Dance.

The department’s first play of the school year will run from Thursday, October 21st to Wednesday, October 27th in the Trojan Center Theater.

“It’s been a very exciting experience because we’re using originally composed music, newly choreographed dance and these ancient words to tell this story that is over 2400 years old,” says Director Quinton Cockrell. “So it’s been very exciting. I think the audience is going to see something that they’ve never seen before.”

Cockrell adapted this Greek tragedy for a modern audience including a more modern adaptation and contemporary dancing.

“I was thinking about “Medea” because I wanted to direct it for a long time and I thought ‘Oh my gosh! Greek choruses used dance all the time,’ why don’t we take contemporary dance and try to tell this story in a different way,” says Cockrell.

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