Jason has abandoned Medea; she and her children are threatened with banishment. By marrying Kreon’s daughter, Jason will receive a definitive right of residence and a socially and economically secure position. Deeply hurt by this betrayal and distraught by Jason’s shameless defiance of their bond of marriage and vows of fidelity, Medea plots a cruel revenge. Boundless love turns into boundless hatred: Medea decides to kill their children. What can human beings relinquish, what can be taken away from them, before they lash out with no mercy?
PRESENTED AT THE 2013 BERLIN THEATERTREFFEN