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Open to Public Oedipus Trilogy

The Oedipus Project

Translated, Directed, and Facilitated Bryan Doerries


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Wed, Nov 03.2021

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Cover designed by Isabel Urbina Peña

This presentation of The Oedipus Project is part of a series of events accompanying the release of Bryan Doerries' translations of Sophocles' Oedipus Trilogy: Oedipus The King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone. We encourage our audience to attend all three events and engage in the story of an intergenerational curse passing through a single family, tracing an arc from early childhood trauma to familial and societal collapse.

We are proud to collaborate with The On Being Project on this series and very exited that this event will be introduced by Krista Tippet, host of the On Being podcast.

About the play

  • Oedipus the King by Sophocles

    Sophocles’ Oedipus the King tells the story of an overconfident ruler during the time of a great plague, who refuses to listen to trusted advisors, ignores prophecy, and—after launching an investigation—discovers that he is the source of the contagion that is ravaging his people and his land. Upon uncovering the truth about himself and his role in the disaster, the king loses nearly everything—his crown, his wife, his power, his country, his honor—and wanders off into exile, a fate worse than death in ancient Greece. Oedipus the King is a timeless story about leadership, accountability, and the challenges faced by citizens and elected officials during pandemics and plagues.

Cast Members

  • Jesse Eisenberg Headshot

    Jesse Eisenberg


  • Amy Ryan Headshot

    Amy Ryan


  • Daphne Rubin-Vega Headshot

    Daphne Rubin-Vega


  • Josh Hamilton Headshot

    Josh Hamilton


  • Jumaane Williams Headshot

    Jumaane Williams


  • David Zayas Headshot

    David Zayas

    Messenger 1

  • David Patrick Kelly Headshot

    David Patrick Kelly


  • Marjolaine Goldsmith Headshot

    Marjolaine Goldsmith


  • Glenn Davis Headshot

    Glenn Davis

    Messenger 2

Series Partner

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