OEDIPUS / a gospel myth

directed by Vinnie Gonzalez

Fri, Feb 1 - Sat, Feb 23

Sophocles' masterwork from 429 B.C. is considered by many to be one of the greatest plays ever written. Ambition, pride, fate, and free will are the ingredients of this tragedy of epic proportions.

Firehouse's production is set in a southern church in the 1920's as the preacher, choir, and members of the congregation perform this ancient myth to try to reconcile the contradictions between a world blessed by God's grace and our experience of incomprehensible human suffering.

"Keep your eyes on that last day, on your dying.

Happiness and peace they were not yours

Unless at death you can look back on your life and say

I lived, I did not suffer."

​​​Performers:

Patricia Alli - Jocasta
Toney Q. Cobb - Teiresias/Messenger
R.O. Crews - Kreon
Shantell Dunnaville - Chorus
J. Ron Fleming Jr. - Shepherd
Shalimar Hickman Fields - Chorus
Keaton Hillman - Servant
dl Hopkins – Oedipus
Miles Hopkins – Servant Boy
Akilah Matthew – Young Antigone
Jeremy V. Morris - Priest/Leader
Shalandis Wheeler Smith – Chorus
Rayden Tyler – Young Ismene

 

Production Team:

Vinnie Gonzalez - Director + Set Designer

Niomi Kaiser - Costume Designer

Steve Koehler - Lighting Designer

Billy Dye - Music Consultant

Amanda Durst - Dramaturgy Consultant

Heather Davis - Assistant Stage Manager

Cailin Lindsay - Stage Manager

Performance Schedule:

Fri, Feb 1 @ 7:30pm

Sat, Feb 2 @ 7:30pm (press opening)

Fri, Feb 8 @ 7:30pm

Sat, Feb 9 @ 7:30pm

Sun, Feb 10 @ 4pm (post perf talkback)

Fri, Feb 15 @ 7:30pm

Sat, Feb 16 @ 7:30pm

Sun, Feb 17 @ 4pm (post perf talkback)

Fri, Feb 22 @ 7:30pm

Sat, Feb 23 @ 7:30pm

Tickets:

$35 general admission/$25 military/$15 students

firehousetheatre.org

804.355.2001

 

 

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