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The Oedipus Project: Climate Crisis, Notre Dame

Translated, Directed, and Facilitated Bryan Doerries

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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

    Oedipus

  • Amy Ryan Headshot

    Amy Ryan

    Jocasta

  • Josh Hamilton Headshot

    Josh Hamilton

    Creon

  • David Patrick Kelly Headshot

    David Patrick Kelly

    Shepherd

  • Glenn Davis Headshot

    Glenn Davis

    Messenger 2

  • Daphne Rubin-Vega Headshot

    Daphne Rubin-Vega

    Tiresias

  • David Strathairn Headshot

    David Strathairn

    Messenger 1

  • Marjolaine Goldsmith Headshot

    Marjolaine Goldsmith

    Priest

  • Jumaane Williams Headshot

    Jumaane Williams

    Chorus

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