Completing a Sophocles cycle begun three years ago, St. Louis Black Repertory will stage The Gospel At Colonus, Mar. 17-Apr. 5 at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Performing Arts Center. This epic work by Mabou Mines alums Lee Breuer and Bob Telson (composer) tells of blind Oedipus learning to live with his murderous and incestuous past before death claims him.
The re-mounting of St. Louis Black Rep's staging is sponsored by Missouri Rep and lauded by the latter's artistic director George Keathley. "We couldn't possibly do it any better. I saw their production and was inspired to bring it here intact."
Black Rep's founder and producing director Ron Himes will direct the musical, which opens Mar. 20.
For tickets and information on The Gospel At Colonus, which replaces From The Mississippi Delta on Missouri Rep's schedule, call (816) 235-2700.
-- By David Lefkowitz