Oedipus After Colonus
Oedipus After Colonus played from September 8-12, 2010 in the Dorothy B. Williams Theatre.
About the show
Part of the SUMMER SUBLET SERIES 2010
World premiere of poet Robert Kelly's new play directed by Crichton Atkinson of Dangerous Ground Productions. Carey Harrison performs the lead role with video projections by Richard Gartrell and Andrew Lush and a live score created by electronic musician Brenda Hutchinson.
What happens the moment that Oedipus dies at the end of Oedipus at Colonus? Sophocles tells us he vanishes, that he is snatched away by the gods. But where does he go, what happens to him? The event of Oedipus' death was witnessed by two people, the politician Theseus who saw nothing because he hid his face in his hands, and a lowly messenger, who, having seen very little, has nothing much to report. It is a mystery. The Greeks, known for their logic, mathematics, philosophy and theater, allow their most famed character to just disappear. This is the point of departure that the profound Robert Kelly takes in order to create his own answers. 'Oedipus after Colonus' looks at the loss of a life as a death in all who loved them, one that questions identity and reveals the flexibility of human will and desire.
A new play by Robert Kelly
with Carey Harrison as Oedipus
Directed by Crichton Atkinson
Produced by Joel T. Clark
Sound by Brenda Hutchinson
Video by Andrew Lush and Richard Gartrell