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Mojada Tickets

Mojada Tickets

New York
2 Jul 2019 - 18 Aug 2019

Mojada Information

The Public Theater continues its 2018-2019 season with the New York premiere of Mojada, written by Luis Alfaro and directed by Chay Yew.

Performances are staged at the Public's LuEsther Hall.

(Photos by Joan Marcus)

MacArthur Genius Award-winning playwright Luis Alfaro returns with the New York premiere of his stirring drama about love, immigration, and sacrifice, inspired by the Ancient Greek story of Medea. Helmed by Chay Yew ("Oedipus El Rey"), this play masterfully combines ancient storytelling with the most pressing issues facing our country today, following a young Mexican mother who gives up everything to bring her son to America, only to find America demands even more.

Alfaro’s "Oedipus El Rey," produced last season in collaboration with the Sol Project, was hailed by The New York Times as a “dynamic reminder that we are living in a political moment when stories matter.”

With great poetry, humor, and heart, "Mojada" is a bold new telling of a story as old as tragedy itself.

Opening date

July 2nd, 2019

Closing date

August 18th, 2019




Public Theater

Our review

Alex Hernandez & Sabina Zúñiga Varela in Mojada

Once again, Luis Alfaro's genius is showcased in his ability to turn ancient Greek tragedy into compelling and timely modern theater with his latest offering at The Public Theater, Mojada. In this case, Euripides' Medea is the jumping off point for Alfaro as he morphs the Greek sorceress into a young Mexican wife and mother who crosses the border illegally with her husband, son and nurse. Mojada is a stunning glimpse into the circumstances of existence for those who choose the hell that is both...

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