‘Oedipus’ on stage at Pendragon
Pendragon Theatre will present Sophocles’ “Oedipus,” translated by Steven Berkoff, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday as well as Nov. 18, 22 and 23 and this Sunday at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors and $12 for students. All matinee performance tickets are $12.
“Oedipus” will tour to schools throughout the Adirondack Park for the rest of the fall and winter. Please contact the theater for information regarding booking a performance.
The Greek tragedy par excellence, “Oedipus” is a haunting story of a man’s search to find the truth. Considered the first detective story, the drama is a kind of epic who-done-it complete with mystery, murder and mayhem. Theater’s original “saint and sinner,” “Oedipus” goes on a fact-finding mission that results in consequences beyond his imagination. One of the trilogy of the Theban plays by Sophocles, this play drives forward at a furious pace as one clue leads to the next and the investigation builds to a shattering resolution. Using a new and accessible translation by celebrated actor and director Steven Berkoff, Pendragon’s production takes place in a contemporary setting enhancing the murder mystery qualities of the play. “Oedipus” becomes a modern self-made man who unwittingly gets caught in the web of his fate as he discovers the man he seeks is none other than himself.
The cast includes Josh Luteran (last seen as Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire) as Oedipus, Leslie Dame as Jocasta, Jordan Hornstein as Tiresias, Chris Leifheit as the Priest and Jason Amrhein as Creon and is directed by Pendragon’s Executive Artistic Director Karen Lordi-Kirkham.
Pendragon Theatre is located at 15 Brandy Brook Ave. in Saranac Lake.