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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- $35 - $50
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- $17.50 - $25
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Reviews & Ratings
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!
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.