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The Oedipus Project UK

Translated, Directed, and Facilitated Bryan Doerries

Venue

Free Event

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Thu, Sep 03.2020 2:00 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

  • Kathryn Hunter Headshot

    Kathryn Hunter

  • Damian Lewis Headshot

    Damian Lewis

  • Clarke Peters Headshot

    Clarke Peters

  • Lesley Sharp Headshot

    Lesley Sharp

  • Jason Isaacs Headshot

    Jason Isaacs

  • Nyasha Hatendi Headshot

    Nyasha Hatendi

  • Brian F. O'Byrne Headshot

    Brian F. O'Byrne

  • Nick Holder Headshot

    Nick Holder

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