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Please note: This performance may contain smoking, blood, violence, gun shots, and nudity.

Oedipus El Rey Show Poster

Oedipus El Rey Tickets

Joseph Papp Public Theater/Shiva Theater

An electrifying new take on the classic Greek tragedy, set in South Central LA. 

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Nov. 19, 2017.

Joseph Papp Public Theater/Shiva Theater

425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003

Previews Oct 3, 2017
Opening Oct 24, 2017
Closing Nov 19, 2017


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?

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