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Spend some time reflecting or discussing after experiencing THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS!
Explore some of the key vocabulary related to production, compiled by THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS Production Dramaturg, Wenke (Coco) Huang.
Check out these resources for additional learning about the history of gospel music and Sophocles!
Explore the intersection of family trees and music with this pre-show activity.
Explore the history behind THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS, its dramaturgy, and the design of Court Theatre’s production.
Watch three brief videos summarizing the basic plot points and character relationships in OEDIPUS REX, OEDIPUS AT COLONUS, and ANTIGONE.
Read a brief synopsis of this production, and untangle the web of Oedipus's family tree, his life, and the order of events immediately preceding THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS.
Production Dramaturg Wenke (Coco) Huang highlights quotes about catharsis, joy, redemption, and Black worship that offer crucial context for THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS.
Production Dramaturg Wenke (Coco) Huang provides a brief overview of Chicago's history with gospel music and how it informs THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS.
What do Morgan Freeman, Zora Neale Hurston, and the 2003 film CAMP have in common? Believe it or not, they're all connected to THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS! Read more about this production's cultural resonances in this blog post!
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