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This show closed on December 9, 2018

About Greek

On the streets of north London, Eddy, a modern-day Oedipus, dreams of a better life. After hearing a fortune teller’s disturbing prediction, he resolves at all costs to avoid shagging his own mum. But sure enough he finds himself in the prophetically maternal arms of an East End café manager and the very incestuous bed he sought to avoid.

In this in-your-face operatic retelling of the Oedipus tale, composer Mark-Anthony Turnage (Anna Nicole, 2013 Next Wave) transports Sophocles to an apocalyptic 1980s London, plagued by police violence, racism, and socioeconomic decay. Cleverly combining cockney-accented profanity and irreverent drama with Turnage’s audacious score and an outstanding four-person cast, Greek is an incisive, brash contemporary statement on fate and family.

Part of the 2018 Next Wave Festival

Run Time

1hr 20min

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Age

Due to the nature of BAM's programming, children under the age of five are not admitted to BAM live events intended for adults, unless otherwise noted.

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House

30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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