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OEDIPUS EL REY

Shiva Theater

October 3 - November 19

Please note: this performance may contain smoking, blood, violence, gun shots, and nudity. 

Preview Members (10/3 - 10/25): start at $35

Preview Members (All other dates): start at $50

Members: start at $35

Non-Member Tickets: start at $50 plus fees

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Set in South Central LA, OEDIPUS EL REY is an electrifying new take on the Greek tragedy, written by acclaimed playwright Luis Alfaro (Electricidad, Straight as a Line).

Oedipus is reimagined as a troubled Latino whose dreams of controlling his own destiny soar above the barbed wire of the prison where he’s spent his life.  But in a place where everyone is trapped—by desperation or fate, history or violence—no one man can change his story alone.  Love, family and belief collide in this chilling, incredibly powerful new play that asks: what’s fate, and what’s just the system?

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New York Premiere
OEDIPUS EL REY

Written by Luis Alfaro
Directed by Chay Yew
in collaboration with The Sol Project

Digiturgy