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Public Theater [Susan Stein Shiva Theater] (New York, NY)
425 Lafayette Street

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Tuesdays: 8:00pm
Wednesdays: 8:00pm
Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Sundays: 2:00pm and 8:00pm

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Set in South Central LA, OEDIPUS EL REY is an electrifying new take on the Greek tragedy, written by acclaimed playwright Luis Alfaro. Oedipus is reimagined as a troubled Latino whose dreams of controlling his own destiny soar above the barbed wire of the prison where he's spent his life. But in a place where everyone is trapped-by desperation or fate, history or violence-no one man can change his story alone. Love, family and belief collide in this chilling, incredibly powerful new play that asks: what's fate, and what's just the system?
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BWW Review:  Luis Alfaro's OEDIPUS EL REY Adapts a Classic Text Into a Contemporary CommentaryBWW Review: Luis Alfaro's OEDIPUS EL REY Adapts a Classic Text Into a Contemporary Commentary
by Michael Dale - October 29, 2017

When Sophocles' OEDIPUS REX was first performed over 400 years B.C., the Greek chorus that opened the play wore the traditional identical masks. But in Luis Alfaro's contemporary adaptation, Oedipus El Rey, the unifying costume piece for the Latino men who make up the choro is the orange jumpsuits worn by inmates of the California State Prison in Delano. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of OEDIPUS EL REYPhoto Coverage: Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of OEDIPUS EL REY
by Jennifer Broski - October 25, 2017

The Public Theater's Oedipus El Rey, written by Luis Alfaro and directed by Chay Yew, is being presented in collaboration with The Sol Project, running through Sunday, December 3 with an official opening last night, October 24. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from OEDIPUS EL REY at The Public TheaterBWW TV: Watch Highlights from OEDIPUS EL REY at The Public Theater
by BroadwayWorld TV - October 24, 2017

The Public Theater's Oedipus El Rey, written by Luis Alfaro and directed by Chay Yew, is being presented in collaboration with The Sol Project, running through Sunday, December 3 with an official opening tonight, October 24. Check out highlights from the production below! (more...)

The Sol Project's OEDIPUS EL REY Opens Tonight at The Public TheaterThe Sol Project's OEDIPUS EL REY Opens Tonight at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2017

The Public Theater presents the New York premiere of the electrifying play, Oedipus El Rey in collaboration with The Sol Project as part of The Public's Astor Anniversary Season at their landmark downtown home on Lafayette Street, celebrating 50 years of new work at 425 Lafayette Street and the 50th Anniversary of HAIR. Written by Luis Alfaro and directed by Chay Yew, the show has been previously extended two weeks through Sunday, December 3, with an official press opening tonight, October 24. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at OEDIPUS EL REY at The Public TheaterPhoto Flash: First Look at OEDIPUS EL REY at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - October 6, 2017

The Public Theater's Oedipus El Rey, written by Luis Alfaro and directed by Chay Yew, is being presented in collaboration with The Sol Project, running through Sunday, December 3 with an official opening on Tuesday, October 24. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Sol Project's OEDIPUS EL REY Begins Tonight at The PublicThe Sol Project's OEDIPUS EL REY Begins Tonight at The Public
by BWW News Desk - October 3, 2017

A friendly reminder that The Public Theater will begin previews tonight, October 3, for the New York premiere of the electrifying play, Oedipus El Rey in collaboration with The Sol Project. (more...)

The Sol Project's OEDIPUS EL REY Begins Next Month at The PublicThe Sol Project's OEDIPUS EL REY Begins Next Month at The Public
by BWW News Desk - September 21, 2017

A friendly reminder that The Public Theater will begin previews on Tuesday, October 3 for the New York premiere of the electrifying play, OEDPIUS EL REY in collaboration with The Sol Project. (more...)