MEDEA By Euripides March 8 30, 2014 Press Opening: March 8 Passion. Love. Vengeance. African-American Shakespeare Company continues its 19th season with MEDEA, Euripides' infamous Greek tragedy about a jilted wife exacting the ultimate revenge on a cheating husband. After a long series of trials and adventures, Greek hero Jason has abandoned his wife, Medea, along with their two children, in the hopes of advancing his station by marrying the daughter of King Creon. Jason's abandonment of his family crushes Medea, driving her to override her maternal instincts and curse the existence of their two children, and carry out an unimaginable quest for justice. Denise Woods, former voice and speech instructor at California Institute of the Arts, directs.