Rhythms pound. Violence escalates. A Chicano delinquent fights his way to the pinnacle of gangland power. But not even he can win the ultimate battle against fate. Sizzling, sexy, and startlingly contemporary, playwright Luis Alfaro’s adaptation tears Sophocles’ timeless Greek tragedy out of its mythic past and catapults it into the vivid, vicious reality of today’s L.A. barrios. Contains adult themes and language, violence, nudity, and cigarettes.
?Oedipus el Rey
A Prisoner of Fate
by Kevin Moriarty
Special thanks to The Institute for Urban Policy Research at The University of Texas at Dallas
?for their support of Oedipus el Rey.
|Before the play, join us for a free 30-minute informative talk facilitated by cast member Daniel Duque-Estrada and designed
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|After the play, stick around for a free, brief, post-show conversation with cast members Phillipe Bowgen. Engage with the artists, learn about the production, and share your insights about the play in
a lively discussion.