All-Male Oedipus Rex, Exactly As Sophocles Intended It… Sort Of
A VIBRANT RENDITION OF THE ANCIENT GREEK CLASSIC PERFORMED THROUGHOUT NEW YORK
The Greeks, like us, knew that Oedipus was going to gouge his eyes out, even before the play began. And yet they still came out in droves. Come see what all the fuss was about as The Faux-Real Theatre Company brings their Dionysian depiction of OEDIPUS to parks and venues throughout New York. With a cast of 12 utilizing the performance techniques of the ancient Greeks, Faux-Real presents a "traditional" rendition of Sophocles' OEDIPUS REX that says "what was considered traditional 2400 years ago is off-the-hook today."
History tells us that 2400 years ago the Greeks performed in brightly colored wigs, fantastical costumes, and masks that acted as megaphones. Incorporating the colorful aesthetic of these ancient performances and utilizing a broad physical style of acting powered by live music, songs and dancing, ALL-MALE OEDIPUS REX looks beyond the "fate versus free will" interpretations of this classic, to explore the alluring underbelly of this primal text. Their heightened approach reveals what is terrifying and vital in this most tragic of tragedies, enhancing the story's power to roil our subconscious and to awaken the heroes within. Company Director Mark Greenfield contends that he has "been contacted directly by the Ghost of Sophocles who has given him very specific instructions" and that this production is being performed "exactly as Sophocles intended." Who knows... maybe the ghost of Sophocles will appear at the show!
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