Abraham, Cuskern, Edwards, Placer, Rolle and Heyward to Populate Oedipus Cycle Off-Broadway

News   Abraham, Cuskern, Edwards, Placer, Rolle and Heyward to Populate Oedipus Cycle Off-Broadway Casting is now complete for the Pearl Theatre Company's The Oedipus Cycle, which opens the troupe's 25th season Oct. 13.

Peter Constantine has adapted Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone for a single three-hour dramatic event at the Pearl.

Pearl Theatre Company founder and artistic director Shepard Sobel will direct a cast comprising Jolly Abraham (Coram Boy), Dominic Cuskern (Inherit the Wind), TJ Edwards (King Lear), Eduardo Placer (Zhivago), John Livingstone Rolle (Measure for Measure) and Susan Heyward (I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document…).

Designing the production are Harry Feiner (scenic design), Devon Painter (costume design), Stephen Petrilli (lighting design) and Mark Huang (sound design).

The Oedipus Cycle officially opens Oct. 27 and will continue through Nov. 16. For tickets, phone (212) 598-9802.

The Pearl Theatre Company is located at 80 St. Marks Place (at First Avenue) in the East Village. For more information visit www.pearltheatre.org.

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The Pearl Theatre Company's artistic director Shepard Sobel explained the mission of the troupe as such: "The Pearl produces a classical repertory because the great plays of the last 2,500 years provide a context, a perspective, by which we here in America in 2007 may see ourselves more clearly. We can — and have an obligation to — design the strength and character of the future only by knowing the character of the past."