Pendragon Theatre (www.PendragonTheatre.org) will present Sophocles’ Oedipus translated by Steven Berkoff. Oedipus will perform on November 15th, 16th , 18th, 22nd and 23rd at 7:30 pm and November 17th at 2 pm. Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors and $12 for students. All matinee performance tickets are $12. Oedipus will tour to schools throughout the Adirondack Park for the rest of the fall and winter. Please contact the theater for information regarding booking a performance.
The Greek tragedy par excellence, Oedipus is a haunting story of a man’s search to find the truth. Considered the first detective story, the drama is a kind of epic who-done-it complete with mystery, murder and mayhem. Theater’s original “saint and sinner,” Oedipus goes on a fact-finding mission that results in consequences beyond his imagination. One of the trilogy of the Theban plays by Sophocles, this play drives forward at a furious pace as one clue leads to the next and the investigation builds to a shattering resolution. Using a new and accessible translation by celebrated actor and director Steven Berkoff, Pendragon’s production takes place in a contemporary setting enhancing the murder mystery qualities of the play. Oedipus becomes a modern self-made man who unwittingly gets caught in the web of his fate as he discovers the man he seeks is none other than himself.
The cast includes Josh Luteran (last seen as Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire) as Oedipus, Leslie Dame as Jocasta, Jordan Hornstein as Tiresias, Chris Leifheit as the Priest and Jason Amrhein as Creon and is directed by Pendragon’s Executive Artistic Director Karen Lordi-Kirkham.
Schedule for Pendragon Theatre’s Oedipus
November 15, 16, 18, 22, 23 @ 7:30 pm
November 17 @ 2 pm
Pendragon Theatre Information
15 Brandy Brook Ave.
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Slideshow of Pendragon Theatre’s Oedipus
- Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles (pagesofjulia.com)
- Pearsall grants awarded to area projects (pressrepublican.com)
- Lake Placid Center for the Arts (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Biker Slights Adirondack Coast (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Love’s Labour’s Lost at Grange (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)