Dawson Theatre Collective will present its 10th Anniversary play Oedipus Rox, May 10-13.
In this student-written play, a 35-member cast offers up a hilarious and heartbreaking take on a timeless masterpiece. Sophocles’ 2,500 year old murder mystery tells the tragic story of a man cursed by a dreadful fate that he has done nothing to deserve.
Or has he? Set in Thebes, the “wild west” of ancient Greece, Oedipus solves the riddle of the bewitching Sphinx and is rewarded with the crown and the widow of the former king. But the terrible prophecy he flees continues to haunt him.
Oedipus Rox is a love story about free will versus fate and blindness versus sight. Can we ever truly see the path we are meant to take?
The play is directed by Ann Lambert and runs May 10 and 11 at 8pm and May 13 at 2 and 8 pm.
Students and Seniors pay $10. General admission is $15 at The New Dawson Theatre, 2000 Atwater.
To reserve: firstname.lastname@example.org Leave your name, number of tickets, and which show you wish to attend.
Reserved tickets will be held up to 15 minutes before the show. All proceeds support the Theresa Foundation, raising funds for grandmothers and their AIDS-orphaned grandchildren in several villages in Malawi.
All funds will be delivered directly.