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The Gospel at Colonus


Outdoor Classical Theater

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Soulful and stirring, this one-of-a-kind theatrical event reimagines the story of Oedipus as the centerpiece of a redemptive musical celebration. The blinded Oedipus arrives at the town of Colonus, near Athens, seeking rest after a lifetime of tragedy. But he is pursued by enemies, including his own son. Based on Sophocles's Oedipus at Colonus from the 5th century BCE, this adaptation blends Greek myth with Black spiritual practice for a jubilant, life-affirming journey.

Adaptation and original lyrics by Lee Breuer
Adapted lyrics by Lee Breuer And Bob Telson
Music by Bob Telson
Directed by Mark J.P. Hood and Charles Newell
With associate director TaRon Patton
Co-produced by Court Theatre

Previews are August 31, and September 1 and 2, 2023.
ASL interpreted performances on Thursdays September 14 and 21, 2023.

Ticket Prices
Previews - $30
Thursday - $45 general | $40 student/senior
Friday - $50
Saturday - $55

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