Each fall, this series features a classical tragedy or comedy in the Getty Villa's dramatic Outdoor Theater, a venue modeled after ancient Greek and Roman theaters.

By Sophocles
Directed and adapted by Jenny Koons
ASL Adaptation by Andrew Morrill and Alexandria Wailes
Co-produced by Deaf West Theatre

Getty Villa Outdoor Theater
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September 8–October 1, 2022
8:00 p.m. PT
Getty Villa, Outdoor Theater

Preview: $25
Thursdays: $40 general, $36 senior/student
Fridays: $42 general
Saturdays: $48 general

In this visually rich, innovative reimagining of Sophocles's classic play, King Oedipus is confronted not only with legacy and destiny, but also culture and language as he uncovers the multiple truths of his terrible fate to kill his father and marry his mother. This fresh take, by Los Angeles's Tony Award-winning Deaf West Theatre, is a bilingual production in American Sign Language and English.

See what the critics are saying!
"The production's grip on our attention tightens as the story unfolds. This is a credit both to the miracle of dramatic construction that is Sophocles' play and to the bold originality of some of the characterizations."
Los Angeles Times
"OEDIPUS is a tragedy of operatic proportions. In Deaf West's hands, the quiet speaks volumes."
Broadway World
"Deaf West has always been a sterling example that drama in its most distilled and powerful form does not require speech. Here, their approach to their work finds its ideal vessel in the roots of dramatic tradition. Oedipus is a haunting tale of fate, but the real destiny here may just be this perfect marriage of story and teller."
Entertainment Weekly

Oedipus deals with adult subject matter that is not recommended for persons under the age of 12.

Running time is approximately 90 minutes, no intermission.

Parking is $10 after 6:00 p.m.

Get answers to frequently asked questions about this performance.

Interview: Jenny Koons Confers On Her Creative Process Marrying Deaf West With OEDIPUS —Broadway World

How L.A.'s Deaf West is becoming the American theater company of the moment —Los Angeles Times

See a list of previous outdoor theater productions at the Getty Villa.

How to Get Here
The Getty Villa is located at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, one mile north of Sunset on PCH. See Hours, Directions, Parking for directions and parking information.