Jean Cocteau Repertory continue their tradition of classical theatre with a production of Sophocles' Oedipus the King at their downtown Manhattan locale. The drama will run Oct. 18-Jan. 24 in repertory with Tennessee Williams' Small Craft Warnings — set to close Nov. 15.
The story of Oedipus is virtually required knowledge for the average theatregoer. The Greek tragedy follows the found child who grew to be a king but later tracks down his past and learns that he murdered his father and is currently wed to his mother. This production uses the translation by Robert Fagles.
Eve Adamson directs the production as well as provides lighting design. Set design is by Robert Klingelhoeffer, costumes by Virginia B. Johnson and the sound score is by Ellen Mandel.
Following Oedipus the King, Jean Cocteau Rep continue their 31st season with Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw (Dec. 7-March 28), The Dance of Death by August Strindberg (Feb. 8 May 12) and The Marriage of Figaro by Beaumarchais, translated by Rod McLucas (April 12-June 2).