Sophocles' Oedipus and Antigone

Adaptivity Theatre Company

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Event Venue

Earl Arts Centre

Event Dates & Times

  • Wed, Oct 28 2020 7:30pm
  • Thu, Oct 29 2020 7:30pm
  • Fri, Oct 30 2020 7:30pm
  • Sat, Oct 31 2020 2:00pm
  • Sat, Oct 31 2020 7:30pm

Running Time

140 minutes

Notes

Recommended for ages 8+ with accompanying Adult

Adult Themes: Suicide reference and theatrical violence

No filming or photography permitted.

No Babes in Arms

Reserved, checkerboard, physically distanced seating, in a Covid-safe environment.



Details

Sophocles' Oedipus and Antigone

In this production of Sophocles' Oedipus + Antigonê, the narrative action, which originally took place in ancient Greece, is advanced to the year 2040. Thebes is now a modern city recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. King Oedipus has been transformed into a doctor who has been a compassionate and fair leader of Thebes since he arrived twenty years ago, when the perpetrator known as ‘The Sphinx’ played a major role in the spread of the virus that Oedipus eventually eradicated. In a desperate hope to maintain health and prosperity in their community, the Theban people have resumed their worship of the gods of ancient Greece. Jocasta assists her husband Oedipus in running a doctor’s surgery from an annex of their own home as they work to continue Thebes’ recovery.

However, it seems there has been another outbreak of plague: crops are failing, cattle are sick, babies are stillborn and people are dying from unknown causes. Oedipus calls upon the blind seer, Teiresias, to discover the cause of the pestilence and to determine what the gods would have them do in order to survive. When Teiresias finally meets with Oedipus, his prophecy sets in motion a series of events that will forever change the lives of his wife, Jocasta; his sister-in-law, Creona; his nephew, Haimon; and his children, Polyneicês, Eteoclês, Ismenê and Antigonê.


Translated by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald

Performance rights by permission of The Estate of Robert Fitzgerald

Adapted and directed by Kelly Wilson

Music by Karlin Love


Reserved,Checkerboard, physically distanced seating, in a Covid-safe environment.

Prices

Ticket Pricing

  • $35 - Adult
  • $20 - Concession
  • $10 - Child 8-17 years

School group prices available. contact the Box Office.
Phone: 6331 0052 or
Email: boxofficemanager@theatrenorth.com.au


Concessions available for Pensioners, Seniors, Health Care Card holders and Full Time Students.


Companion Cards accepted. Please advise at time of booking if you require any specific seating requirements (front row only (for EAC), aisle seating (for PT), wheelchair accessibility) or hearing enhancement facilities.


Reserved seating - socially distanced

No Babes in Arms

A processing fee of $6 applies to tickets purchased online. This is a per transaction fee, not per ticket fee, which will be applied at the end of your purchase.

A delivery charge of $4 applies if you choose to have your tickets posted to your address.

Creative Team

Cast in order of appearance

  • JOCASTA, wife of Oedipus / Chorus - Janice Molineux
  • OEDIPUS, doctor and leader of Thebes / Chorus - Matt Taylor
  • CREONA, sister of Jocasta, career politician - Anne Riley
  • ANTIGONÊ, daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta / Chorus - Olivia Brodzinski
  • PERSONAL ASSISTANT, secretary for Creona / Chorus - Phoebe Wheatley
  • ISMENÊ, daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta / Chorus - Melanie Grossman
  • SENTRY, a security guard / Chorus - Lee Brient
  • HAIMON, son of Creona / Chorus - Nathaniel Wood
  • TEIRESIAS, a blind seer / CHAUFFEUR - Aaron Beck
  • PROBATE LAWYER / MESSENGER 2 / Chorus - Robbie Bleakley
  • CHORUS/Understudy - Naomi Leighton