Otherworld Announces “Corona” and “Medusa Undone” Casts and Designers

Otherworld Theatre has announced the casts and design teams for “Corona,” a world premiere by Elizabeth A. M. Keel and “Medusa Undone” a Midwest premiere by Bella Poynton. Dubbed “The Greeks” both productions will be directed by Artistic Director, Tiffany Keane Schafer.

Stephanie Mattos

The cast of “Corona” features company members Stephanie Mattos (Ariadne) and Gaby Fernandez (Pneuma) with Bill Gordon (Theseus Vasilikós) and Scott Olson (DY-O).

Mary-Kate Arnold

The cast of “Medusa Undone” features company members Mary-Kate Arnold (Medusa), Michael Jay Bullaro (Poseidon), and Grace Gimpel (Stheno) with Jessica Goforth (Athena), Christina Jones (Clea).

The Production team for both shows includes company members Tiffany Keane Schaefer (Director, Projection Designer, Sound Designer), Lauren N. Fields (Assistant Director/Dramaturg), and Kai Young (Violence Designer) with Hannah Beaudry (Scenic Designer), Claire Sangster (Lighting Designer), Beth Laske-Miller (Costume Designer) and Jennifer Mickelson (Intimacy Designer).

In “Corona,” Captain Ariadne Minos must ferry the latest fourteen tributes to her home planet of Crete, where they will be fed as sacrifices to a fearsome bull. On the journey, she makes a surprise connection to two of her more forceful passengers: the headstrong prince Theseus, and Pneuma, a Healer who is outraged to face death with her medical education incomplete. However, as the spaceship nears its final destination, Ariadne must weigh the comfort of her new friends against family loyalties which have haunted her across the galaxy.

“Medusa Undone” is an origin story for the legendary monster. Medusa was once a kind sea-nymph in Athena’s service. Unparalleled in both her beauty and devotion to the Gods, Medusa catches the eye of the charming but narcissistic Poseidon. Interested only in the passions of the spirit, and not the flesh, Medusa has no choice but to reject the greedy God. She not only suffers violence at the hand of Poseidon, but also unknowingly incites deep-seated jealousy in Athena, with horrific and disturbing consequences.

“Corona” and “Medusa Undone” will run in rep April 5 – May 18. For a complete schedule of performance times visit otherworldtheatre.org.

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