With Chicano swagger and a sly sense of humor, Luis Alfaro tears Sophocles’ timeless Greek tragedy out of its mythic past and catapults it into the vivid, vicious reality of today’s L.A. barrios. Here Oedipus does hard time for ripping off a Costco, Jocasta splashes on the cheap perfume while glued to “All My Children”, and the oracle takes cash only. The word on the street is not good and the passion Oedipus has for one woman will violate our most sacred law.
Oedipus El Rey
Directed by Ed Trujillo