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Joseph Papp Public Theater/Shiva Theater

Oedipus El Rey

Oedipus El Rey, Joseph Papp Public Theater/Shiva Theater		, NYC Show Poster
Joseph Papp Public Theater/Shiva Theater

425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003

Important Dates
Oct 03, 2017
Oct 24, 2017
Nov 19, 2017
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Please note: This performance may contain smoking, blood, violence, gun shots, and nudity.
An electrifying new take on the classic Greek tragedy, set in South Central LA.

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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?

Cast & Creative


  • Oedipus, Coro
    Juan Castano
  • Jocasta
    Sandra Delgado
  • Tiresias, Coro
    Julio Monge
  • Creon, Coro
    Joel Perez
  • Coro
    Brian Quijada
  • Coro
    Reza Salazar
  • Laius, Coro
    Juan Francisco Villa


  • Written by
    Luis Alfaro
  • Director
    Chay Yew