MEDEA (Euripedes/Robinson Jeffers)

Joy Davidson garners rave reviews as the Nurse in MEDEA for Theatre Conspiracy in Fort Myers, Florida. Robinson Jeffers’ adaptation of the classic Euripedes tale of a woman’s ultimate revenge for the betrayal of her husband became a hit Broadway play starring Dame Judith Anderson. It is of particular interest to Davidson that Robinson Jeffers was a graduate of Occidental College, Joy and Rob Davidson’s alma mater. They remember studying Jeffers’ poetry and visiting Tor House, the remarkable rock house he built in Carmel, overlooking Big Sur in Northern California.

Bill Taylor, who collaborated with Joy both on MARIA and ALICE, directed and produced MEDEA with Lauren Taylor in the title role. Joy is happy to add another ‘Nurse’ to her operatic repertoire of Nurses: Boris Godonuv (Mussorgsky)and Romeo and Juiliet (Gounod).

Performances at Theatre Conspiracy are  March 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31,April 1, and 2, 2011, 8:00 p.m., with a 2:00 p.m. matinee March 20.

Please click on the following links for reviews from Naples Daily News, and Ft. Myers News Press

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2011/mar/21/review-medea-theatre-conspiracy-fort-myers/

http://www.news-press.com/article/20110324/ENT/103240353/1070/arts_theater/Review-Theater-triumphs-Greek-tragedy

http://www.theatreconspiracy.org

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About Joy Davidson

Joy Davidson, mezzo-soprano, began her career with a professional debut in Rossini’s Cenerentola with Greater Miami Opera and went on to sing 45 roles throughout Europe and North America. Since her retirement from the operatic and concert stage, Joy has returned to the theatre with performances as Maria Callas in MASTER CLASS (Terrance McNally) and two one woman dramas: MARIA: The Life and Loves of Maria Callas (Alma H. Bond) and ALICE: An Evening with the Tart-Tongued Alice Roosevelt Longworth (Kitty Felde). Recent performances of these plays have been at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, Florida, the Kravis/Rinker Center for the Arts, West Palm Beach, FL and Colorado State University in conjunction with Opera Fort Collins. ALICE sold out 5 performances at the Capital Fringe Festival, Washington D.C. July, 2011. Miss Davidson garnered rave reviews for her performance as the NURSE in MEDEA (Euripedes/Jeffers) for Theatre Conspiracy in March 2011. The Philharmonic Center for the Arts presented Miss Davidson in another one-woman tour de force, TEA AT FIVE (Matthew Lombardo), which captures the fiery spirit of Katharine Hepburn, March 11, 12, 2012.