The Delgado Community College Theatre Program announces their latest production, “Oedipus Rex”by Sophocles.
Sophocles’ famous Greek tragedy is re-contextualized to a not-too-distant future city of Thebes, now left in the ruins of a nuclear holocaust that has devastated all of civilization. With his city now suffering from a plague of pollution and disease, King Oedipus vows to, once again, save his beloved Thebes from strife. When the Oracle declares that the pestilence can only end once the former king’s murderer has been found, Oedipus will stop at nothing to uncover the truth.
“Oedipus Rex”is directed by Kristopher LaMorte. The play will be performed by students and alumni from the Delgado Theatre Program.
This production will be performed in the newly renovated Delgado mainstage theatre, officially named the Timothy K. Baker Theatre in honor of the late Tim Baker, former director of Theatre and architect of the Theatre Program at Delgado.
The production staff includes: scene design by James Means, lighting and sound design by Tom Dawson and costume design by Jerry L. Johnson.
The play opens Wednesday, September 28, at the Timothy K. Baker Theatre, 615 City Park Ave., Building 1, 1st floor. The production will run Wednesday, September 28 through Sunday, October 2. Curtain times for Wednesday-Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. and the closing performance matinee on Sunday, October 2 is at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 senior citizens and Delgado students, faculty and staff. Thursday, September 29, is Delgado Appreciation Night when all tickets for Delgado students, faculty and staff are only $8. Friday, September 30, is High School Appreciation Night when all tickets for area high school students with a valid ID and a chaperone are only $5.
For reservations and/or additional information, call 504-671-6360.
Oedipus and Tiresias, as portrayed by Michael Leclaire, left, and Janeline Hayes in the Delgado Community College production of “Oedipus Rex”by Sophocles.