Oedipus

Oedipus
adapted by Ellen McLaughlin

Productions (6)
  • Drama
  • 70 - 90 minutes
  • 1 f, 6 m, 6 either (13-20 actors possible: 2-6 f, 8-13 m)
  • Set: Minimal.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-537-7

Oedipus
adapted by Ellen McLaughlin

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Productions (6)
  • Drama
  • 70 - 90 minutes
  • 1 f, 6 m, 6 either (13-20 actors possible: 2-6 f, 8-13 m)
  • Set: Minimal.

A plague grips the city of Thebes. Desperate to save his people, King Oedipus sends a messenger to the oracle at Delphi and discovers that the city's salvation lies in finding and punishing the murderer of the former king, Laius, who was brutally slain by a stranger at a crossroads years ago. When Oedipus orders a manhunt, he unknowingly sets the wheels of his own destruction in motion. This lean, contemporary version brings a new, poignant power to this primal work that is the cornerstone of Western drama.

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Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

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Play Details

A plague grips the city of Thebes. Desperate to save his people, King Oedipus sends a messenger to the oracle at Delphi and discovers that the city's salvation lies in finding and punishing the murderer of the former king, Laius, who was brutally slain by a stranger at a crossroads years ago. When Oedipus orders a manhunt, he unknowingly sets the wheels of his own destruction in motion. This lean, contemporary version brings a new, poignant power to this primal work that is the cornerstone of Western drama.

  • Drama
  • 70 - 90 minutes
  • 1 f, 6 m, 6 either (13-20 actors possible: 2-6 f, 8-13 m)
  • Set: Minimal.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-537-7

Published Reviews

"Shatteringly brilliant...builds with moment after moment of bitter beauty, its poetry and revelations coming in grave waves."

Rohan Preston, Star Tribune

"[McLaughlin] brings an appealingly modern poetic sensibility to Oedipus as well, teasing out contemporary-feeling questions of free will and intoxicating self-knowledge without losing the play's shamanistic insistence on fate's inexorability."

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Location
OCT 13, 2017 - OCT 28, 2017
School Of Theatre & Dance, Illinois State University
Normal, IL United States
School Of Theatre & Dance, Illinois State University Normal, IL United States
JAN 15, 2017 - FEB 28, 2017
University Of North Georgia
Gainesville, GA United States
University Of North Georgia Gainesville, GA United States
JUN 24, 2016 - AUG 10, 2016
Hope College
Holland, MI United States
Hope College Holland, MI United States
APR 11, 2015 - MAY 31, 2015
Odyssey Theatre
Los Angeles, CA United States
Odyssey Theatre Los Angeles, CA United States
JUL 25, 2013 - JUL 28, 2013
Dobama Theatre
Cleveland Heights, OH United States
Dobama Theatre Cleveland Heights, OH United States
JAN 15, 2005 - FEB 13, 2005
Guthrie Theater
Minneapolis, MN United States
Guthrie Theater Minneapolis, MN United States
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Production Group
Location
JUN 24, 2016 - AUG 10, 2016
Hope College
Holland, MI United States
Hope College Holland, MI United States
APR 11, 2015 - MAY 31, 2015
Odyssey Theatre
Los Angeles, CA United States
Odyssey Theatre Los Angeles, CA United States
JAN 15, 2005 - FEB 13, 2005
Guthrie Theater
Minneapolis, MN United States
Guthrie Theater Minneapolis, MN United States