Sophocles' Oedipus Cycle Opens at the Pearl Oct. 27

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The Pearl Theatre Company presentation of The Oedipus Cycle, which offers the Sophocles trilogy in one theatrical evening, officially opens Off-Broadway Oct. 27.

Peter Constantine adapted the works for the production, which began performances Oct. 14 and will run through Nov. 16. Pearl Theatre Company founder and artistic director Shepard Sobel directs.

Inhabiting Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone are 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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