Venue Details

205 Star Starred
Goodman Theatre - The Albert
Between W Lake and W Randolph 170 N. Dearborn St. Chicago, IL 60601
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6 stars
Parking is expensive even with theater ticket validation. Check Spothero or ParkWhiz instead.
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"Oedipus Complex"
7 ratings
3.4 average rating
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27 events
15 reviews
3 stars
attended May 26 2007

The sets were nice but everything else about the show was terrible. It was really boring. I couldn't wait for it to be over.

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4 reviews
3 stars
attended May 27 2007

A very imaginative and original production. Excellent acting. While the drama itself basically followed the original script, the integration with the Freudian interpratation made the drama more interesting and the presentation fascinating. ...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended May 19 2007

The play was great and the staging was flawless. The seats were great too.

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“…Altogether riveting…" and “Highly Recommended.” —Chicago Sun-Times 


We all know the story—or so we think—of a young man who unknowingly kills his father and marries his mother. Sophocles’ monumental treatment of this theme has been a staple of world theater for more than 2,000 years. In this bold and provocative re-telling of the myth, Goodman Artistic Associate and Tony Award- winning director and adaptor Frank Galati reimagines Sophocles’ tragedy, fusing it with the words and ideas of Sigmund Freud-the man whose revolutionary theories crossed the boundaries of science by using the art of myth, metaphor and dream to bring meaning to the ultimate human drama.