Pearl's Oedipus Cycle Unfolds Off-Broadway Oct. 14

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Peter Constantine's adaptation of Sophocles' The Oedipus Cycle begins performances Off-Broadway at the Pearl Theatre Company Oct. 14.

The single evening arranges Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone into one three-hour work. Pearl Theatre Company founder and artistic director Shepard Sobel directs the production, which will officially open Oct. 27 and run through Nov. 16.

The cast features 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).

For tickets phone (212) 598-9802. The Pearl Theatre Company is located at 80 St. Marks Place (at First Avenue) in the East Village.

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The Pearl Theatre Company's artistic director Shepard Sobel explains 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."

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