Read Reviews for Oedipus El Rey at the Public Theater

The Verdict   Read Reviews for Oedipus El Rey at the Public Theater
See what critics thought of Luis Alfaro’s electric new take on the Greek tragedy.

Luis Alfaro’s Oedipus El Rey celebrated its official opening at the Public Theater October 24. In this contemporary adaptation of Sophocles’ tragedy, Alfaro re-imagines the Greek hero as an ill-fated Latino man living in South Central Los Angeles.

The staging is the latest co-production from the groundbreaking Sol Project, which continues its work in elevating Latinx playwrights Off-Broadway.

Sandra Delgado, Joel Perez, and Juan Castano Joan Marcus

Performances of Oedipus El Rey, directed by Chay Yew, began October 3 and are scheduled to play through December 3.

Read reviews for the production. Playbill will continue to update with reviews as they are published. (Christopher Kelly)

Time Out New York (Helen Shaw)

New York Magazine / Vulture (Sara Holdren)

The Times Square Chronicles

The Wrap (Frank Hofler)

Oedipus El Rey stars Juan Castano as Oedipus, alongside a cast made up of Sandra Delgado as Jocasta; Julio Monge as Tiresias, Coro; Joel Perez as Creon, Coro; Brian Quijada as Coro; Reza Salazar as Coro; and Juan Francisco Villa as Laius, Coro.

The production features scenic design by Riccardo Hernandez, costume design by Anita Yavich, lighting design by Lap Chi Chu, original music and sound design by Fabian Obispo, and fight and intimacy direction by Unkle Dave’s Fight House.

Tickets can be accessed by calling (212) 967-7555, visiting, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater, located at 425 Lafayette Street.


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