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Oedipus El Rey – Eng

August 29, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

Oedipus El Rey

Due to the health concerns posed by the Covid-19 virus, performances are currently suspended. Members of the Arden Staff will be reaching out to ticket holders to discuss their options regarding their tickets in the coming days. 

By Luis Alfaro

Directed by Tanaquil Márquez


Location: Bob and Selma Horan Studio Theatre

A production of Teatro del Sol, in residence at Arden Theater Company


Oedipus El Rey takes Sophocles’ Greek tragedy, where a destined king unknowingly kills his father and marries his mother, and sets it in the gritty, electrifying streets of Central L.A. This ancient story is told through the Chicano experience, where Oedipus has just been released from prison and is propelled to take control of his own destiny. As he challenges his own fate, he is consumed with the desire for power, which he cannot resist, until he realizes that the cards were always stacked against him. 

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Frank Jimenez (Oedipus)
Jessica Gruver (Jocasta)
Anthony Diaz (Creon)
Timothy Sheridan (Laius)
Joel Guerrero (Tiresias)
Diana Rodriguez (Esphinge)


Tanaquil Márquez