Oedipus for Kids!

Sage Theater
711 7th Ave, New York, NY 10036
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Rake Theater present the new musical, Oedipus for Kids!, featuring a book by Kimberly Patterson and Gil Varod, with lyrics by Gil Varod and music by Robert J. Saferstein. Dan Fields directs. The show's premise revolves around three members of the Fuzzy Ducks Theatre Company, whose purpose is to bring the classics to children via theatre. Following their recently acclaimed productions Titus Andronicus Bakes a Cake and Uncle Tommy's Cabin, the artistic director has decided that this week's classic should be the Greek myth of Oedipus. As the children's production goes down into a Charybdis-like whirlpool of suck, the performers remain confounded by the question of how the hell you portray such a screwed up myth to elementary-schoolers. Songs include "A Little Complex" and "My Lover Is My Husband Is My Son." In other words, despite the title, this show is definitely not for kids. SCHEDULE Tuesday, September 12 at 8:00 PM Saturday, September 16 @ 4:30 PM Saturday, September 16 at 7:30PM Sunday, September 17 at 4:30PM Wednesday, September 20 at 8PM Friday, September 22 @ 11PM Sunday, September 24 at 4:30PM Monday, September 25 at 8PM

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