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Euripides' Medea  | Open: 08/21/07 Close: 08/26/07
Mainspring Collective is proud to present a new conception of the original text of Euripides' Medea, conceived by Hilary Krishnan, a graduate of the celebrated Indiana University Theatre program, and co-produced by The Producer's Club.

Mainspring's Medea will have the flair of 1950's Americana, the chorus as a bunch of gossipy suburban housewives and Medea as the out-of-towner who doesn't quite fit in. "We will question family as the most valued institution and explore American ideals through the conventions of the play and its universal themes-- family, betrayal, jealousy and love," said Krishnan.

Hilary Krishnan, Jenna Weinberg, Hannah Smith, and Laine Bonstein formed Mainspring Collective in early 2007 in order to present work that spans a breadth of history, breathes fresh life into classical material and ignites the forward movement of the New York theatre community. Their premiere production is not one to be missed!

Legends, Myths, and Hieroglyphs  | Open: 05/09/08 Close: 05/13/08
Legends, Myths, and Hieroglyphs

A Modern Opus with Southern Charm

NEW YORK, NY, April 11, 2008 - On May 9th, 2008, Legends, Myths and Hieroglyphs, a new play by filmmaker Demetrius Wren, will take its first steps with the guidance of Mainspring Collective as the first leg of their new "Square One Series."

Set in a small town in northern Mississippi, the story is told through the wild imagination of a young boy, as he tries to make sense of the world around him without the guidance of a father. His grandmother, after enduring decades of tragedy, tries to hold her failing family together as she enters the twilight of her life. Told in three acts, the audience experiences the zeitgeist of the play - the decline of the black American family fabric.

When asked why he took a step away from film to write this whimsical tragedy, Wren shared, "I've always been drawn to theater that held a bit of magic in its characters, set design, and way of unraveling the story. Unlike most film, theater isn't about recreating reality. It's more than that. It's the way we wish we could see it coupled with the power of our imagination."

Mainspring Collective, a New York based theater company who opened its doors last summer with a creative 1950's adaptation of Euripides' Medea, now continues with its latest effort, the Square One Series. This new project is commited to ensemble collaboration, working with fresh voices that will shape the next generation of live performance and theater.

Mainspring Collective resides at the Producer's Club on West 44th Street and 9th Avenue. Legends, Myths and Hieroglyphs will run from May 9th to May 13th. For more information, show times, and ticket sales please visit us at: