Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles

When: Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 2 2020

The ancient Greek tragedy Medea is about a woman who abandons her homeland and family to be with the man she loves (the hero Jason, of Jason and the Argonauts fame). In many versions of the story, Medea is betrayed by Jason and takes her revenge on various relatives of her husband. Luis Alfaro has adapted the old story into Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles, a modern drama about a Mexican family who flees home to make a new, better life in America. Mojada, her husband Jason and son Acan must deal with the precarious nature of life as an immigrant, the horror of their escape from Mexico and the constant pressures of assimilation, ambition and tradition. The Repertory Theatre St. Louis presents Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles Tuesday through Sunday (January 10 to February 2) at the Loretto-Hilton Center (130 Edgar Road, Webster Groves; Tickets are $20 to $94.50.

Paul Friswold

Price: $20-$94.50