Elvis Meets Sophocles in Oedipus the King, Mama, in CA

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The Falcon Theatre presents the Troubadour Theater Company's Oedipus the King, Mama!, a melding of Sophocles' ancient Greek play and Elvis Presley culture, beginning Aug. 12 in Burbank, CA.
Matt Walker and Lisa Valenzuela
Matt Walker and Lisa Valenzuela Photo by Eddy Will

According to Falcon, "It's the Maternal Musical that mashes up Sophocles' Oedipus the King with the music of the King of Rock & Roll, Elvis Presley. Oedipus has a 'Burning Love' and he 'Can't Help Falling in Love' with his Mama. So 'Don't Be Cruel' and miss this musical parody by the theatre company the Los Angeles Times calls 'The Masters of Musical Spoofery.'" Matt Walker directs the ensemble production. Opening night is Aug. 21. Performances continue to Sept. 27.

The Troubadour Theater Company is celebrating its 14th year. The Los Angeles not-for-profit ensemble of actors, comedians and musicians has performed throughout southern California since 1995. They create fast-paced adaptations of classic plays, as well as original works and sketch material. Their past work at the Falcon includes: As U2 Like It; A Charlie James Brown Christmas; JACKson FROST; Much Adoobie Brothers About Nothing; Little Drummer Bowie; Hamlet, the Artist Formerly Known as Prince of Denmark; Santa Claus is Comin' to Motown; It's a Stevie Wonderful Life; OthE.L.O. and Alice in One-Hit-Wonderland 1 & 2.

For tickets call (818) 955-8101.


The Falcon Theatre is a 130-seat performing arts space located in the Burbank, CA, media district. Built by director-writer-producer Garry Marshall and his daughter Kathleen Marshall, the Falcon offers a five-play subscription series from August through April, in addition to family shows in the summer. The Falcon Theatre is located at 4252 Riverside Drive in Burbank, CA. Visit www.FalconTheatre.com.

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