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Maryland Ensemble Theatre to Present OEDIPUS ROX, 4/8-5/1

Maryland Ensemble Theatre's (MET) and MET ensemble members Sarah Shulman and Thom Huenger bring to life their spin on Greek Tragedy with a rocking performance of Oedipus Rox, sponsored by Kohl Building Products. The story of a man destined to fail will be on the Main Stage for four weeks opening April 8 and running to May 1 (Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.) There will be an 8pm "pay what you can" preview performance on April 7.

"Oedipus Rox! is the Maryland Ensemble Theatre's latest original production, combining the classic Greek tale of Oedipus Rex with the blinding power of glam rock." Kevin Cole, stage manager, said. "Thom Huenger and Sarah Schulman (Young Olympians) have teamed up to tell the story of Oedipus (Jack Evans) and his quest to save the city of Thebes from complete destruction. This hilarious, rock musical offers a new look at Oedipus, Jocasta (Julie Herber) his queen, and the decisions that led to their family's demise." Cole continued. "This talented cast is sure to rock this funny, heartfelt, and impactful retelling of Sophocles original, award winning play," Tad Janes, director, said. Although this transition from misfortune to satire will be a challenge, it is a hurdle that MET has surpassed before and are ready to do it again. "MET has never shied away from a challenge! We relish the development of new work, be it a community engagement piece built through the stories of local residence or a new musical based on one of our oldest surviving plays." Janes continues, "Thom and Sarah have built a great musical before! Young Olympians played to sold-out, Fun Company crowds, played at two national theatre festivals, and won the 'Best Ensemble' award at the New York Fringe. I am so honored and excited to be able to help bring this world premiere to life!"

The show is directed by MET artistic director, Tad Janes. Co-working with Janes are the beautifully skilled musical director and composer Robert Martin and Thom Huenger, stage manager Kevin Cole, assistant stage manager Dorie Marusich. The illusion will come to life with costume design by Stephanie Hyder, lighting design by Tabetha White, set design by Cecelia Lee, sound design by Callan Holderbaum, props by Lia Seltzer and hair and makeup by Isable Duarte. The show features Jack Evans as Oedipus, Julie Herber as Jocasta and Eric Jones as Creon. The rest of our lovely cast includes Miriam Bowden playing Tiresias, Thomas Sholtes playing the Oracle, Matt Lee as a Chorus Leader, Caitlyn Joy as a Chorus Leader, Daniel Morales playing the Priest, Carson Gregory as Antigone, Karen Heyser-Paone as the Junkie, Bailey Stearling is the Dance Captain, and each of these cast members are part of the chorus. For more information on the show or to buy tickets, go to marylandensemble.org/oedipus-rox, give us a call at 301-694-4744, or purchase tickets at the MET box office. This show is made possible in part through MET's season sponsors including Comcast, Frederick Magazine, Key 103, Eagle 106.9, Maryland Oral Surgery Associates, The Frederick News Post ?and both the Frederick ?and Maryland Arts Councils?.

TICKETS/LOCATION/DATES INFORMATION

Oedipus Rox

Script by Sarah Schulman, Music by Thom Huenger

Directed by Tad Janes

Cast: Oedipus: Jack Evans

Jocasta: Julie Herber

Creon: Eric Jones

Chorus/Tiresias: Miriam Bowden

Chorus/Oracle: Thomas Scholtes

Chorus Leader: Matt Lee

Chorus Leader: Caitlyn Joy

Chorus/Priest: Daniel Morales

Chorus/Antigone: Carson Gregory

Chorus/Junkie: Karen Heyser-Paone

Chorus/Dance Captain: Bailey Sterling

Production Team: Director: Tad Janes

Stage Manager: Kevin Cole

Assistant Stage Manager: Dorie Marusich

Music Director: Thom Huenger

Props: Lia Seltzer

Costumes: Stephanie Hyder

Set Production: Cecilia Lee

Lights: Tabetha White

Choreography: Melissa Gregory

Where: Maryland Ensemble Theatre,

31 West Patrick Street, Frederick, Maryland 21701

Dates: April 8-May 1st

Performances: Thursdays through Saturday at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm

Ticket Prices: $17 - $26 (All Fees Included.)


Box Office: 301-694-4744 or marylandensemble.org or at the MET (Tuesday - Thursday 10am - 3pm, Friday 11am - 3pm and 1 hour before each show.)



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