Mamma Medea

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Mamma Medea is a 2001 play (a free adaptation of Euripides) by Tom Lanoye .

See Medea

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Translated into Afrikaans under the same name by Antjie Krog.

Performance history in South Africa

2002: The production of the Afrikaans translation, staged by Vleis, Rys en Aartappels, opened the Aardklop Festival in September 2002, directed by Marthinus Basson and co-directed by Sandra Kotzé. The cast included Anthea Thompson, Alyzzander Fourie and Cobus Rossouw. Basson was awarded Beeld Plus's Aardvarkprys award for innovative work for his design and direction of this production.

2003: In 2003 the same production was staged in the Oude Libertas Theatre in Stellenbosch and at the KKNK.


Beeld, 13 September, 2002.

Rapport, 6 October 2002.

Business Day, 5 March 2003.

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