THEATER: Serial Mom

Diana Rigg finds the quiet within murderous Medea

One dazzling image can be enough to make an otherwise competent production unforgettable, and the Medea that has been imported to Broadway from London climaxes with an astonishing tableau. After wreaking the most comprehensive revenge that a scorned wife has ever devised -- slaying her cheating husband's royal fiance and soon-to-be father-in-law, then slaughtering her sons so her husband's bloodline will die with him -- Medea sets sail for a new life. Most stagings leave her outside her home merely talking of departure. In director Jonathan Kent's version, a wall topples to reveal Diana Rigg apparently already at sea. Hunched during...

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