Oedipus El Rey
About Oedipus El Rey
Set in South Central LA, "Oedipus El Rey" is a gritty and electrifying take on the Greek tragedy, written by the acclaimed Magic Theatre playwright Luis Alfaro. Oedipus is reimagined as a young man whose dreams of controlling his own destiny soar beyond the prison walls where he’s spent his life. In a place where everyone is trapped by desperation, violence, and history, can one man transcend his own story? Love, family, and belief collide in this chilling, muscular odyssey that asks: what’s fate and what’s just the system?
Post-show discussion with the Artistic Director will take place immediately following the performance on Sunday, 6/2 at 2:30pm.
Post-show discussion with the actors will take place immediate following the below performances:
Friday, 6/7 at 8pm
Friday, 6/14 at 8pm
Friday, 6/21 at 8pm
Recommended for ages 14 and up.