Feb. 21-25 'Oedipus' adapted by Ellen McLaughlin
September 21, 2022
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"Oedipus" by Sophocles; adapted by Ellen McLaughlin
Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Squires Studio Theatre
$15 general; $12 senior/student
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Oedipus, King of Thebes, rules a city ravaged by a deadly plague and haunted by a devastating curse. An oracle from Apollo confirms the source of this poisonous corruption: the murderer of the previous King, Laius, is still in Thebes, and must be driven out. Oedipus vows to bring this killer to light, triggering a chain of revelations that unearth long-buried secrets and threaten to tear the royal family — and the entire city — apart.
Video inerview with director David R. Gammons by Lauren Weber
Sophocles' ancient tragedy remains as thrilling and gut-wrenching as ever in this poetic and dramatically potent contemporary adaptation by playwright Ellen McLaughlin. Reckoning with a terrifying truth and its deadly consequences, "Oedipus" forces us to witness with our own eyes the inescapable power of fate.
The production will incorporate music, movement, choral voice, and a bold, modern design to bring this timeless classic to life.
Directed by David R. Gammons
Scenic Design by David R. Gammons
Costume Design by Zed Mohr
Lighting Design by John Ambrosone
Sound Design by Allen Sanders
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