Venue Details

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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4.4 / 5 Rated by 5 members
Review from Barbara Sandler
Red Velvet 119 events 22 reviews

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

reviewed Jul 14 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
14 events 11 reviews

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

reviewed Jul 07 2012 report as inappropriate
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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.

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