Okay, so Medea's Ghost isnt that kind of ghost. It is, instead, a world premiere of a new play by Arizona playwright Micki Shelton contains, according to the firm disclaimers issued by Theatre Artists Studio, mature themes and adult content.
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Sounds promising. So does the synopsis, which promises a jailhouse story about one womans horrible crime and another gals deep forgiveness. Sheltons script was inspired by the real-life story of Susan Smith, the 23-year-old South Carolina mother of two who made national headlines back in the mid-90s for murdering her kids (by strapping them into her car, then driving it into a lake) and then blaming it on another person.
Talk about some bold subject matter for a first-time writer. Hey, we like her moxie.
Medeas Ghost continues through February 13 with curtain times at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tell them Dionysus sent you.
Fridays-Sundays, 2 & 7:30 p.m. Starts: Jan. 22. Continues through Feb. 7, 2010