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The Oedipus Project SNFestival

Translated, Directed, and Facilitated Bryan Doerries


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Wed, Jun 24.2020

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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

  • Oscar Isaac Headshot

    Oscar Isaac


  • Frances McDormand Headshot

    Frances McDormand


  • Jeffrey Wright Headshot

    Jeffrey Wright


  • John Turturro Headshot

    John Turturro


  • Frankie Faison Headshot

    Frankie Faison


  • David Strathairn Headshot

    David Strathairn

    Messenger 1

  • Jumaane Williams Headshot

    Jumaane Williams


  • Marjolaine Goldsmith Headshot

    Marjolaine Goldsmith


  • Glenn Davis Headshot

    Glenn Davis

    Messenger 2

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