by Ellen McLaughlin (adapted from Sophocles)
The people of Thebes, a kingdom riven by plague and war, turn to their beloved leader—Oedipus—to relieve them of their suffering. A prophecy from the god Apollo reveals that the anguish of the kingdom will end when the elusive killer of the previous king is discovered and brought to justice. Oedipus vows to bring to light the truth of this old murder at all costs. Over the course of his investigation, Oedipus comes to understand the horrid truth beneath what he thought he knew.
Ellen McLaughlin’s adaptation of this revered Sophocles play is piercing, poignant, and accessible. Using modern poetry and prose, McLaughlin finds the twenty-first century resonances of a play written more than two thousand years ago.
Our production will feature original choral music composed by Alex Whittington ’22. We seek 6-8 performers with vocal ensemble experience to serve as the Chorus of Theban citizens, alongside the non-singing principal characters.
Performance Dates & Times
February 13, 2020 - 8:00pm
February 14, 2020 - 8:00pm
February 15, 2020 - 2:00pm
February 15, 2020 - 8:00pm
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