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Oedipus El Rey Begins Performances at the Public Theater

Chay Yew directs Luis Alfaro's adaptation of ''Oedipus Rex''.

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A scene from Oedipus El Rey, directed by Chay Yew, at the Public Theater.
(© Joan Marcus)

The Public Theater production of Luis Alfaro's Oedipus el Rey, directed by Chay Yew, recently began performances ahead of an official opening on Tuesday, October 24. Presented in collaboration with the Sol Project, the show runs through Sunday, November 19. Check out photos from the production in the gallery below.

Featured in the cast are 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?'"

For tickets and more information, click here.

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