In Oedipus El Rey, Luis Alfaro adapts the "mother" of all tragedies and the ultimate story of forbidden love. Amid the sizzling rhythms of central Los Angeles--the gang capital of America with the highest recidivism rate--a juvenile delinquent rises to be a king... But his passion for one woman will violate our most sacred law.
Luis Alfaro is a Chicano playwright and filmmaker, born and raised in downtown Los Angeles. Among his many accomplishments, he was a resident artist at the Mark Taper Forum, where he was co-director of the Latino Theatre Initiative. As an activist, Alfaro works with at-risk youth, has co-founded three non-profit arts organizations, and chaired the Gay Men of Color Consortium.