A modern ‘Medea’ with Bobby Cannavale and Rose Byrne


Two classic plays are on stage in downtown Brooklyn, now through next month. Euripides’s Medea, directed by Simon Stone and starring Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale, runs through March 8 at BAM. In this loose adaptation of the ancient Greek tragedy, the dissolution of a modern-day marriage takes center stage, using source material such as the true case of an American doctor who murdered her children. It’s not all harrowing, though; the reviews from the UK production praise it for being funny as well. During previews, now through January 29, tickets start at $35, and if you can’t attend on Tuesday, you’ll have many more chances to catch it.

Practically next door, at Theatre for a New Audience, you can see Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens, which runs through February 9. Simon Godwin directs, and Kathryn Hunter stars in a gender-bending role as the lead, Timon. So pick your tragedy—or see both!

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