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The Oedipus Project SNFestival

Translated, Directed, and Facilitated Bryan Doerries

Venue

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Wed, Jun 24.2020 1:00 PM

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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

    Oedipus

  • Frances McDormand Headshot

    Frances McDormand

    Jocasta

  • Jeffrey Wright Headshot

    Jeffrey Wright

    Tiresias

  • John Turturro Headshot

    John Turturro

    Creon

  • Frankie Faison Headshot

    Frankie Faison

    Shepherd

  • David Strathairn Headshot

    David Strathairn

    Messenger 1

  • Jumaane Williams Headshot

    Jumaane Williams

    Chorus

  • Marjolaine Goldsmith Headshot

    Marjolaine Goldsmith

    Priest

  • Glenn Davis Headshot

    Glenn Davis

    Messenger 2

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