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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5 events
1 review
1 stars
There were no restrictions on bringing concessions into the theatre.
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46 events
31 reviews
15 stars
The day we went the play was sold out. Be sure to check before you go if you think you can just walk in and they will have tickets, not necessarily so.
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Reviews & Ratings

"Oedipus El Rey"
5 ratings
4.4 average rating
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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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110 events
22 reviews
41 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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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.