Oedipus: A Workshop Production

by Ellen McLaughlin (adapted from Sophocles)

Oedipus Poster

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 features original choral music composed by Alex Whittington ’22.

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Performance Dates & Times

February 13, 2020 - 8:00pm

February 14, 2020 - 8:00pm

February 15, 2020 - 2:00pm

February 15, 2020 - 8:00pm


Lighten Theater

Venue Accessibility: 
Lobby is accessible via building entrance by the north Sachem Street gate. Upper lobby and balcony seating is located on the ground level. Lower lobby and stage level seating is accessible via an elevator. Facilities are located on both levels.

Production Team

Musical Director
Stage Manager
Stage Manager
Lighting Designer
Costume Designer
Costume Designer
Sound Designer
Sound Engineer