Centaur Theatre’s Brave New Looks presents
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, France Rolland, Melissa Trottier, Janet Warrington, and Brett Watson
With the Montreal Artists 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 by 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 come together as the play’s chorus of Theban citizens and sing the choral odes en masse.