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The Violet Hour: A Modern Medea

The Outré Theatre Company presents The Violet Hour: A Modern Medea, a new work adapted from Euripides’ timeless tragedy.  Actress Sabrina Lynn Gore returns to Outré’s home at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts to take on the role of Medea in a modern adaptation co-authored by Shannon Ouellette and Skye Whitcomb. While echoing the heightened language of the Classical Greek original, The Violet Hour: A Modern Medea sets its events in the modern, wealthy enclaves of South Florida, set in that violet hour between night and sunrise.

This is a story that must be told. And it’s not over yet. Medea has left everything she’s ever known for the sake of her husband, Jason, and followed him to a country she’s never seen. She’s committed crimes to save him, and borne him the son he’s always wanted. But when Jason decides to leave his family for the daughter of a wealthy politician, Medea faces abandonment and exile. Amidst the palm trees and fountains, Medea seizes control of her life in the only way she can. For almost 2500 years, Euripides’ intensely harrowing tale of despair and vengeance has been told and retold, and its relevance has never dimmed. From Susan Smith to Andrea Yates and from A Cry in the Dark to Shuttered, the story of Medea plays itself out in headlines and in popular culture over and over

The world premiere of The Violet Hour: A Modern Medea opens March 11, 2016, and will run through March 27, 2016, with performances at 8:00 pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and at 2:00 pm on Sundays. All performances will be at the Abdo New River Room at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. Tickets may be purchased by calling 954.462.0222, or online at For more information about this or other Outré productions, please contact Artistic Director Skye Whitcomb at 954.300.2149, or via email at