Oedipus, in Greek mythology, the king of Thebes who unwittingly killed his father and married his mother. Homer related that Oedipus’s wife and mother hanged herself when the truth of their relationship became known, though Oedipus apparently continued to rule at Thebes until his death. In the post-Homeric tradition, most familiar from Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex (or Oedipus the King) and Oedipus at Colonus, there are notable differences in emphasis and detail.
Norzizi Zulkifli has created an amalgamation of Malay and Minang culture in this play, where elements such as Malay Percussions (kompang) and Randai are utilized to offer a different presentation. This play is an alternate version for Malaysian theatregoers, as a way to relate to the aforesaid Greek classic. Oedipus will be performed by the FiTA Theatre Ensemble, Faculty Film Theatre and Animations on the 29th of November until 1st of December.