Mommie dearest

By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 26, 2008

Landry’s Medea is a glowering, ghoulish grotesque made up like Callas and shooting optic daggers. She can be coquettish when she needs to be, but by and large this is a pull-out-all-the-stops holiday at Camp Ryan. Under James P. Byrne’s direction, a couple of the other Orphans manage to be as funny while remaining tethered to reality. The usually glam Afrodite, done up in rags, suspicion, and a stoop, is a trembling stitch as the Nurse. And Scott Martino, in golden helmet and jock strap, delivers the Messenger’s visceral account of the melting of Jason’s bride and her dad with chilling efficacy, allowing a tacky dumb-show re-enactment to supply the hilarity. As for Mark Leahy’s Jason, he strikes some manly poses but mostly plays it straight. At glorious overacting, Landry Golden Fleeces him.

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