Medusa Incarnate

Performance • Running Time: 50 mins
Directed by Dara Beth | Written and Performed by Kate Pinchuck | Sound Design by Joshua Biggs | Choreography by Mlondiwethu Dubazane | Stage Managed by Masali Baduza | Presented by Kate Pinchuck in collaboration with The Furies
Warning: No under 16s

She’s a bad bitch with snakes for hair and a glance that turns men to stone, but literally only gets two lines in most mythology textbooks. Basically, her Wikipedia needs a serious update.

Ovation Award-winning Medusa Incarnate is a contemporary retelling of the Greek Medusa myth. Except, Medusa’s dead now and (spoiler alert!) so are you. Don’t panic - Medusa’s got you covered. From her pink plastic paradise, she’ll guide you through Hades. Turns out the underworld is more of a party than anyone expected, and actually, hell is just never getting to take off your heels. But like, ever.

Winner of the Standard Bank Ovation Award at the 2018 National Arts Festival 

“An irreverent, bubbly and contemporary Medusa retells Greek mythology in a highly relatable, eccentric and humorous way. A fun quirky one-woman show” – Nita Coetzee (The Herald) 

“Former Athenian priestess turned Gorgon, Medusa, tells her epic life story from her point of view in this witty, tongue-in-cheek tale from Greek mythology. Cleverly narrated and performed by writer and artist Kate Pinchuck, the story of the monstrous woman with venomous snakes for hair [...] has a few extra twists and turns” – Devon Koen (The Herald)

“Kate Pinchuck wowed, stunned, shocked and entertained in her one-woman show Medusa Incarnate. Pinchuck served us Medusa like we’ve never seen her before. She gave such a powerful performance that to say she was “charismatic” would be an understatement. [...] If you’ve ever wondered about Medusa or her story, or if you’re simply a lover of Greek mythology then this show is a definite must-see. And if you’re not one for the Greeks then see it anyway and you might just change your mind.”  - Toby Ngomane (Cue Media)




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