Joel Perez will appear in the Public's Oedipus El Rey.
Joel Perez will appear in the Public Theater's Oedipus El Rey.
(© Tricia Baron)

Casting has been announced for the Public Theater's upcoming production of Luis Alfaro's Oedipus el Rey, directed by Chay Yew. Presented in collaboration with The Sol Project, the show begins performances Tuesday, October 3, and runs through Sunday, November 19, with an official press opening on Tuesday, October 24.

The complete cast of Oedipus El Rey includes Juan Castano (Oedipus, Coro), Sandra Delgado (Jocasta), Julio Monge (Tiresias, Coro), Joel Perez (Creon, Coro), Brian Quijada (Coro), Reza Salazar (Coro), and Juan Francisco Villa (Laius, Coro).

Set in South Central Los Angeles, the work is described as "an electrifying new take on the Greek tragedy. 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?"