Bash, Hat Trick Theatre

The stage at the Silver Meteor Gallery was tiny, the lighting was crude, the air conditioner too noisy; and still Neil LaBute’s Bash was a sensation, offering three disturbing one-acts, one of which was as terrifying as any Greek tragedy. This ultra-disturbing play was called “Medea Redux,” and was the story of a 13-year-old girl (April Bender) who comes to believe that her junior high school teacher is trying to seduce her. Suspicion gives way to reality, then betrayal, then finally horror — and suddenly we share an almost unbearable knowledge with the ancient Greeks who, for a moment, we may understand. The other two plays, “Iphegenia in Orem” and “A Gaggle of Saints” were also intense, but oh that “Medea” — oh the pity! Oh the terror! -Mark E. Leib

Scroll to read more News Feature articles
Join the Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.


Join Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Creative Loafing Tampa Bay. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected]