Oedipus el Rey: Greek Tragedy Updated With Chicano Swagger
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The last date listed for Oedipus El Rey was Saturday July 14, 2012 / 7:30pm.
Currently at Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater
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- $42 - $50
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- $21 - $25
Described by The New Yorker as "Sesame Street meets The Exorcist," and called "flat-out hilarious"… More
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Featured review from mick_perlin
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This is the third in a series of plays by this playwright, taking Greek tragedy and making it contemporary and Latino. The production is tight, fierce and engaging. This is a thrilling production which suffers from it's own ambition but succeeds in it's attempt to educate and entertain. Oye!
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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
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.