Oedipus at FDR

FDR Skate Park
Beneath I-95 in FDR Park , Philadelphia, PA 19152
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Barrymore Award-winner Emmanuelle Delpech-Ramey brings Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus to an urban amphitheatre: the concrete jungle of FDR skate park. Against a backdrop of shipyards, highway overpasses and the explosive graffiti imagery covering the surfaces of the park, local actors and a diverse group of skateboarders -- ranging in age from 14 to 40s -- unite to enact the tragedy of the blind king in exile. Oedipus at FDR revives the ancient Greek tradition of staging theater in an outdoor amphitheatre and rewires it for the contemporary imagination. Before the show, audience members can partake in tarot card and I Ching readings.

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