Oedipus El Rey

Oedipus El Rey Tickets

In collaboration with The Sol Project, the Public Theater presents the New York premiere of Luis Alfaro's Oedipus El Rey.

Performances take place in the Public's Shiva Theater.

(Photos by Joan Marcus)

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Running time: 
1hr 40mins (no intermission)
Categories: 
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About Oedipus El Rey:

Set in South Central LA, Oedipus El Rey is a new take on the Greek tragedy. 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?

By:
Luis Alfaro
Producer:
Public Theater with The Sol Project
Director:
Chay Yew
Lighting:
Lap Chi Chu
Sound:
Fabian Obispo
Design:
Riccardo Hernandez
Costume:
Anita Yavich
Cast list:
Juan Castano (as Oedipus, Coro), Sandra Delgado (as Jocasta), Julio Monge (as Tiresias, Coro), Joel Perez (as Creon, Coro), Brian Quijada (as Coro), Reza Salazar (as Coro), and Juan Francisco Villa (as Laius, Coro)
Other info:
Original Music by Fabian Obispo, and Fight & Intimacy Direction by Unkle Dave's Fight House
Oedipus El Rey Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
October 3, 2017
Opening date: 
October 24, 2017
Closes: 
November 19, 2017
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-8pm
Wednesday-8pm
Thursday-8pm
Friday-8pm
Saturday2pm8pm
Sunday2pm8pm

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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Address:
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Nearest subway station:
Astor Place Station

Our Oedipus El Rey Review

Wow. After seeing Oedipus El Rey at The Public Theater, I don’t begrudge playwright Luis Alfaro his MacArthur Fellowship. It’s also known as the "Genius" Grant, but the MacArthur folk don’t like it when you call it that. In this case, however, it definitely applies. Alfaro takes the Oedipus story and sets it in the modern day Chicano gang culture of Southern California which is something only... Read more