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Oedipus El Rey

Theater Department Performances
CFA Theater
Friday, Nov 12, 2021 at 8:00 PM (ET)

$8 for Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff. 

No one turned away for lack of funds. The Theater Department is happy to provide tickets on a sliding scale to those who need it. Please email boxoffice@wesleyan.edu. The box office is also open for walk-up sales Monday through Friday from 11am to 2pm.

There will be a conversation with the cast after each performance.

Based on Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, Oedipus El Rey (2017) is an urgent examination of the criminal justice system, societal barriers, and the influence of storytelling for those bold enough to challenge the gods of our time. Playwright Luis Alfaro brings the audience into the Chicano culture of Southern California in an adaptation that is as necessary as it is timeless: is fate mandated by the gods, or by unjust economic systems, systemic racism, and a life where power seems to be the best answer for survival?

Directed by Assistant Professor of Theater Katie Pearl and featuring a senior theater capstone performance by Milton Espinoza ’22.

CONTENT WARNING:
It’s based on a Greek Tragedy, so....
Extreme Violence
Suicide
Incest
Adult language

The general public will be welcomed back to Wesleyan this fall to enjoy Center for the Arts outdoor programming and exhibitions in both the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery and the College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center. All patrons must adhere to and follow the University COVID-19 safety guidelines. Wesleyan requires all visitors to be fully vaccinated. All visitors will need to provide proof of having been fully vaccinated. Public health officials consider an individual to be fully vaccinated two weeks after their final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Masks are required in all University buildings regardless of vaccination status. Indoor performances as well as special events, including opening receptions in the galleries, will be open to Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff. Vaccinated visitors may attend outdoor events and outdoor activities unmasked. Patrons under the age of 12 are required to wear a mask at outdoor events. Due to current CDC age limits on vaccinations, individuals under the age of 12 will not be permitted at indoor exhibitions.

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Ticket TypesPriceQuantity
Wesleyan Faculty & Staff
$8.00
Wesleyan Student
$8.00

Event Location
CFA Theater Middletown, CT 06459

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