Photo by Nicola Goode

Villa Theater Lab: The Oedipus/Antigone Project


Friday, March 8, 2019, at 7:30 pm

Saturday, March 9, 2019, at 3 pm

Saturday, March 9, 2019, at 7:30 pm

Sunday, March 10, 2019, at 3 pm


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Choreographer Lionel Popkin's new evening-length premiere, The Oedipus/Antigone Project, takes its impetus from two of Sophocles' best known plays, Oedipus Rex and Oedipus at Colonus; the journey that Oedipus and Antigone take from Thebes to Colonus as they struggle to protect each other within a civic code that confounds them. Popkin blends unexpected humor and resonant physicality to craft worlds that, according to The Washington Post, have "a flair for originality that periodically has you realizing that you are smiling to yourself in the dark," and approaches dance-making in a way that The New York Times calls, "as farcical as it is dead serious." His multimedia performance works have been called "a zenith of corporeal possibilities" by The Los Angeles Times and "by turns comical, creepy, and uncanny" by The New Yorker.

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