Oedipus El Rey Begins Previews at the Public Theater

Off-Broadway News   Oedipus El Rey Begins Previews at the Public Theater
The tragic hero, played by Juan Castano, is re-imagined as a troubled Latino in Luis Alfaro’s electric play.
Juan Castano Marc J. Franklin

Performances begin October 3 for Luis Alfaro’s Oedipus El Rey, a new drama in which the famed hero is re-imagined as a troubled Latino living in South Central Los Angeles. The Off-Broadway staging, directed by Chay Yew at the Public Theater, is the latest co-production from The Sol Project.

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.

Oedipus El Rey is scheduled to play through December 3, with an official press opening October 24.

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 are available now and 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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