Come to a performance of “Oedipus” on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m. in the Black Box Theater on the Gainesville historic campus. The show is free and open to the public.
The performance is presented by the Gainesville Theatre Alliance’s Repertory Company, which performs in schools, community groups, libraries and hospitals throughout Northeast Georgia every other year. This 2016-17 season, the company offers two productions for different ages, complete with online study guides to help audience members gain understanding about the performances and the performance process.
“Oedipus” is based on the classic Greek tragedy of the titular hero who saves Thebes from the terrifying Sphinx. The grateful city crowns Oedipus king, but one day a plague strikes his new home. He can save the city again if he can solve just one crime: who killed the last king of Thebes? Adapted and written by Ellen McLaughlin, the chilling tale of Oedipus is revived for new audiences as the King of Thebes races against time to save his people, discovering the dangers of pride, prophecy and a past that comes back to haunt him. Directed by GTA Resident Director/UNG Professor Elisa Carlson.