Centaur Theatre’s Brave New Looks presents

Scapegoat Carnivale’s

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October 20-22, 2017

Returning for a fourth Brave New Looks following their award-winning productions of Medea and The Bacchae, Scapegoat Carnivale presents Oedipus Part One: Assembly, a new translation of Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex.

Directed by Andreas Apergis
Text adapted by Joseph Shragge
From a literal translation by Lynn Kozak
Dramaturgy by Anthony Kennedy

Original composition by Brian Lipson
Musical direction by David Oppenheim

Featuring Chip Chiupka, Alison Darcy, Gitanjali Jain, Marcel Jeannin, Harry Standjofski, Leni Parker, Mike Payette, Julie Tamiko Manning, France Rolland, Melissa Trottier, and Brett Watson

With Montreal Intercultural Choir, Choeur Maha, and Zakynthines Phones Choir

First produced 2,500 years ago in ancient Greece, the story centres on King Oedipus’ quest to rid Thebes of a devastating plague brought on my a mysterious curse. His pursuit of its cause has far-reaching consequences for the city and for himself. This performance is the first phase of a long-term creative development which will re-centre the play’s civic notion of public assembly, and ask what it means to be part of a large-scale appeal to power. An assembly of Montreal community choirs will come together as the play’s chorus of Theban citizens and sing the choral odes en masse.

Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 19:30
Saturday, October 21, 2017 @ 19:30
Sunday, October 22, 2017 @ 13:30

15.00$ General Admission
10.00$ Groups

Centaur Theatre
453 St. François-Xavier
Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2T1

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Free event!

September 23, 2017, 4pm – 7pm

Classics for the Contemporary Stage
A roundtable discussion

In anticipation of Oedipus Part One: Assembly, and as part of its Sophocles Season, the McGill Classics Play, Scapegoat Carnivale, and the Centaur Theatre Company present “Classics for the Contemporary Stage,” a roundtable discussion about adapting and staging ancient Greek texts and themes for contemporary North American English audiences. The panel features Sean Graney, Artistic Director of Chicago’s The Hypocrites, who wrote and directed These Seven Sicknesses (a mash-up of all of Sophocles’ extant tragedies) and All Our Tragic (a mash-up of all extant Greek tragedies), along with local directors and artists who have worked with Ancient Greek texts and themes in the past. Confirmed panelists include Scapegoat Carnivale’s Alison Darcy, Joseph Shragge, and Andreas Apergis, Imago Théâtre’s Micheline Chevrier, Director Sophie Gee, and Cabal Theatre’s Anthony Kennedy.

Centaur Theatre
453 St. François-Xavier
Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2T1

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