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Earl Arts Centre
Recommended for ages 8+ with accompanying Adult
Adult Themes: Suicide reference and theatrical violence
No filming or photography permitted.
No Babes in Arms
Reserved, physically distanced seating, in a Covid-safe environment.
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
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Reserved seating - socially distanced
No Babes in Arms
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