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Oedipus el Rey

Set in South Central LA, OEDIPUS EL REY is an electrifying new take on the Greek tragedy, written by acclaimed playwright Luis Alfaro (Electricidad, Straight as a Line). Oedipus is reimagined as a troubled Latino whose dreams of controlling his own destiny soar above the barbed wire of the prison where he’s spent his life. But in a place where everyone is trapped—by desperation or fate, history or violence—no one man can change his story alone. Love, family and belief collide in this chilling, incredibly powerful new play that asks: what’s fate, and what’s just the system?

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Edipo El Rey toma la tragedia griega de Sófocles -en la que un hombre destinado a ser rey, sin saberlo, mata a su padre y se casa con su madre- y la coloca en las crudas y electrizantes calles del centro de Los Ángeles. Esta antigua leyenda se cuenta a través de la experiencia chicana, donde Edipo acaba de ser liberado de prisión y se ve obligado a tomar el control de su propio destino. Mientras desafía su propio destino, se ve consumido por el deseo de poder, que no puede resistir, hasta que se da cuenta de que la suerte siempre estuvo en su contra.

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Incest, Violence. Greek tragedy!
H.S. age and older

 

 

Playwright

Luis Alfaro

Director

Tanaquil Márquez

Estimated Run Time

90 minutes
Canceled
Closing Soon
Mar 7 - Mar 22, 2020
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from $20

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Venue

The Bob and Selma Horan Studio Theatre at the Arden
62 N. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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