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Theatre: Classic

"Oedipus Rex" By Sophocles Co-produced by The Faux-Real Theatre Company

When

Thursday Sep 1, 2011 (8pm)

Where

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SummerStage (Venue Partner)

East River Park

Price

Free

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SummerStage says…

Come see what all the fuss was about as The Faux-Real Theatre Company brings their Dionysian depiction of Oedipus, featuring an all-male cast of twelve utilizing the performance techniques of the ancient Greeks including: brightly colored wigs, fantastical costumes, and masks that act as megaphones. By incorporating the colorful aesthetic of these ancient performances and utilizing a broad physical style of acting powered by live music, songs and dancing, this work looks beyond the “fate versus free will” interpretations of this classic, to explore the alluring underbelly of this primal text. Their heightened approach reveals what is terrifying and vital in this most tragic of tragedies, enhancing the story's power to roil our subconscious and to awaken the heroes within.