Imagine the Oedipus you know as an east LA homie, in a contemporary prison…
Rehearsals are furiously under way for eSe Teatro’s first full-length, fully-staged production, taking place in the intimate Eulalie Scandiuzzi space as part of ACT Theatre’s Central Heating Lab series. Brilliantly adapted by Luis Alfaro, Sophocles’ age-old masterpiece is infused with new and vibrant life through the eyes of this modern Oedipus and his gang, a chorus of inmates in the So Cal prison system. Under the direction of Peruvian-born Gisela Cardenas, whose international credits include a multitude of classical and Shakespearean productions, Oedipus El Rey promises to an intense and thought-provoking ride as present-day struggles clash with archetypes of old.
Stay tuned for rehearsal updates and insider reports from cast, crew and creatives!
Oedipus El Rey by Luis Alfaro runs from December 7 – 16 ($20) with previews on Dec 5 (PWYC) and Dec 6 ($15). Purchase tickets online HERE.