Venue Details

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Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater
Formerly the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
773-871-3000
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No intermission
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14 events
11 reviews
11 stars
attended Jul 07 2012

What an awesome adaptation of the original. Great from beginning to end.

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21 reviews
32 stars
attended Jul 14 2012

An all-around powerful, exciting, and beautifully rendered performance! I've already highly recommended it to a number of people. Too bad there isn't more time for folks to have the pleasure of seeing it.

One suggestion: turn down the AC! It...continued

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Website

http://victorygardens.org/onstage/oedipus.php

Description

This is not your mama’s Oedipus … In Luis Alfaro’s thrilling reboot of the daddy of all tragedies, a young Chicano ex-con sets out on a journey to be the king of the South Central LA gangland. Set amid the sizzling rhythms and explosive violence of an inner-city barrio, the gripping story follows his family of ex-cons through the vicious cycle of fate and violence in which they find themselves trapped. Oedipus el Rey is a sexy, modern take on a classic.