The Lynn English High School Latin Club will be performing, “Medea” on March 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. at the school auditorium.
Twenty cast members, under the direction of Latin teacher and club adviser Michael Haddad, have been rehearsing since January for the production. The Latin Club has 90 students overall.
“It’s going to be a wonderful show,” said Haddad, a graduate of Boston University where he studied Latin. “I’m very impressed that these students are able to get in to the emotion and the pathos of something that they haven’t experienced.”
Medea is a story of a woman who is spurned by her husband who leaves her for a younger wife and she decides to seek revenge.
“Medea is one of the very famous ancient Greek plays written by Euripides,” said Haddad. “These are famous important works of literature and some of the first plays that were ever written in the world of theater and they deal with such archetypal themes. I feel it’s very important for the students to get in touch with these shows.”
English junior Alise Rittershaus is performing the lead role of Medea. She is returning to the stage for the first time since fifth grade when she appeared in a play at the Shoemaker School.
“I think everyone should come see our production,” said Rittershaus. “It’s going to be really great. Our adviser [Haddad] is awesome. He’s doing everything to help us.”
Joanne Glidden, department head of foreign languages, thanked the Lynn English administration and drama teacher Larry Lowe for their support of the production.
Tickets to Medea will be sold at the door for $5.