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Oedipus, A staged reading directed by Jamie Lyons

May 27, 2017
7:30 pm
Fort Mason Chapel

The Museum of Performance + Design responds to our volatile political climate with a staged reading of Anthony Burgess's translation of Oedipus followed by a communal discussion around food. Oedipus is our iconic anti-hero, fated from birth for tragedy, who blindly continues on, convinced he has managed to outwit fate. Directed by Jamie Lyons, and designed by John Warren Travis, this site responsive performance at Fort Mason Chapel will use the medium of staged reading, and elements of dance, sound, and costumes to experiment with the process of storytelling and character development. Animated with ideas of power, blindness, truth, and redemption, Sophocles's play speaks to us in new ways today. Director Lyons will energize the reading of Anthony Burgess's accessible and dynamic translation with all the contradictions and complexities of Oedipus’ downfall and the pain and suffering of those around him. Presented as part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival. Duration: 90mn no intermission.


Fort Mason Chapel

201 Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94109, United States
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