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Sophocles'

Oedipus Rex

Translated by Nicholas Rudall
Directed by Charles Newell

Nov 07, 2019 — Dec 08, 2019

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Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell helms this production which begins Court’s Oedipus Trilogy, honoring the foundations of drama and Founding Artistic Director Nicholas Rudall’s vision for the way Court Theatre would invigorate the classical canon.

Oedipus seeks to cure his city of a mysterious plague by discovering the murderer of the former king. Captivating and cathartic, Sophocles’ seminal Greek tragedy brings to light enduring questions of identity, fate, and free will that reverberate in startling ways in the 21st century.

The second powerful installment in the Oedipus Trilogy begins in May 2020 with The Gospel at Colonus; the journey concludes with Antigone in the 2020/21 season. The trilogy will lay bare the themes of fate, redemption, and justice in Sophocles’ works, dynamically engaging participants with how these themes bridge cultures, cities, and communities.

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