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.
- 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