Oedipus El Rey Opens at the Public Theater

Off-Broadway News   Oedipus El Rey Opens at the Public Theater
 
The tragic hero, played by Juan Castano, is re-imagined as a troubled Latino in Luis Alfaro’s electric play.
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Cast Joan Marcus

Luis Alfaro’s Oedipus El Rey celebrates its official opening at the Public Theater Off-Broadway October 24. The latest co-production from the groundbreaking Sol Project re-imagines the tragic Greek hero as an ill-fated Latino man living in South Central Los Angeles.

Performances of Oedipus El Rey, directed by Chay Yew, began October 3 and are scheduled to play through December 3.

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Sandra Delgado, Joel Perez, and Juan Castano Joan Marcus

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Juan Castano stars as Oedipus, alongside a cast made up of Sandra Delgado as Jocasta; Julio Monge as Tiresias, Coro; Joel Perez as Creon, Coro; Brian Quijada as Coro; Reza Salazar as Coro; and Juan Francisco Villa as Laius, Coro.

Billed as “an electrifying new take on the Greek tragedy,“ Oedipus El Rey follows a young man struggling to control his own destiny. The play weaves a tale of love, family, and belief to ask, “What’s fate, and what’s just the system?“

Oedipus El Rey features scenic design by Riccardo Hernandez, costume design by Anita Yavich, lighting design by Lap Chi Chu, original music and sound design by Fabian Obispo, and fight and intimacy direction by Unkle Dave’s Fight House.

Tickets can be accessed by calling (212) 967-7555, visiting Publictheater.org, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater, located at 425 Lafayette Street.

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