If I were to put on a production of Medea today, there are several well-known actors that I would choose to play the parts. First, I would re-write the play, slightly. Instead of Jason being the unfaithful, I would have Medea as the unfaithful. Medea would be the one to find, and marry, a prince, and leave Jason. Jason would be the miserable one looking for revenge. I know that does not go along with Greek drama, however I would take my chances of coming in last place at festivals, as Euripides did. When Euripides wrote Medea, he focused on the woman’s point of view, which was not very well accepted at the time. I would choose to modify the play to give another point of view hoping to show a different side of life, today.
First, I would cast Demi Moore as Medea, the unfaithful, deceitful liar. I feel that Demi would be great at this part, because from her recent life experiences, she knows what it is like to leave her husband and find another man. Demi has also played the adulterous role in her movie Indecent Proposal. In the movie, Demi’s character had no problems spending a night away from her husband and making love to another man. Demi also played a stripper in the move Striptease. Her character in the movie revealed that Demi would do what it takes for her family, just as Medea will claim to marry the prince to better her life with Jason. Although Demi’s real life did not turn out as disastrous as Medea’s, I still feel that her true-life experiences, and past roles she has played would make her a great Medea.
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Secondly, I would cast Bruce Willis as Jason, the heartbroken, and vengeful one. Bruce, in his real life, was once married to Demi. Although Bruce and Demi were divorced before Demi moved on, their past together will help make the characters come to life. The two also have three children together, which, I believe, will help strengthen the connection when Jason, enraged, decides to kill the children seeking revenge. Bruce also played a hit man for the mob in the movie The Whole Nine Yards. His character in the movie served a long prison sentence for murder, and committed several murders during the movie in order to better himself. Bruce, playing Jason, in my re-written play, would have killed his sibling and turned his back on his family in order to be with Medea, or Demi Moore.
I would then cast Ashton Kutcher as the prince that Medea marries and leaves Jason for. I believe Ashton would be great at this role. The princess, in Euripides’ version, was portrayed as very beautiful. In my opinion, Ashton is a really good-looking guy. His current relationship, and love for Demi, would be reflected when the two would be together. Because Ashton is her new love, Demi would be able to portray real emotion when watching Ashton, as the prince, die from poison. Also, Ashton’s role in the movie Cheaper by the Dozen reveals that Ashton is able to play a wealthy, uptight person who thinks mainly of themselves, as the princess seems to. Ashton’s character in Cheaper by the Dozen does not like children. When the children approach the children in Euripides’ play, she refuses to look at them, pretending they are not there. Ashton has shown that he would be a great prince and able to make the play seem very realistic.
As Aegeus, who in my play would be a woman, I would cast Jennifer Aniston. This may seem far-fetched to some, but I believe she would be great in this role. From her own personal life, Jennifer knows what it is like to be cast aside for someone else, which is how Jason will feel in my play. Jennifer feels sorry for Bruce, as Jason, and wants to help him. She sympathizes with Jason and will offer him refuge to mend his broken heart from his unfaithful wife, Medea.
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As for Creon, the nurse and tutor, the chorus and the children, I do not have anyone in particular in mind for these parts. The nurse, tutor, chorus, and children could be played by up and coming actors. Hopefully this could be their big break. And as for casting the part of Creon, I would have to conduct auditions. I feel that the rest of the main cast has such a great chemistry and bond; it would take someone special to fit the part of Creon. It would have to be someone that could show a love and warmth towards Ashton, a great deal of hate towards Bruce, and a loyalty and respect for Demi.
Euripides went against Greek culture when he wrote and performed Medea. In my re-writing the play, I would be going against literature. However many great stories have been changed in order to appeal to the audience of the times. I feel that my version of the play would give an entirely new point of view to the story, which may help some to understand life a little differently.