Oedipus El Rey

Name: Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Susan Stein Shiva Theater
Address: 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003
Production Information
First performance date: October 3, 2017
Opening date: October 24, 2017
Closing date: November 19, 2017
External Links: Official Website

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Production Description
Set in South Central LA, OEDIPUS EL REY is an electrifying new take on the Greek tragedy, written by acclaimed playwright Luis Alfaro (Electricidad, Straight as a Line). Oedipus is reimagined as a troubled Latino whose dreams of controlling his own destiny soar above the barbed wire of the prison where he’s spent his life. But in a place where everyone is trapped—by desperation or fate, history or violence—no one man can change his story alone. Love, family and belief collide in this chilling, incredibly powerful new play that asks: what’s fate, and what’s just the system?
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
The Public Theater Producer
The Sol Project Produced in Association
Luis Alfaro Playwright
Fabian Obispo Original Music
Chay Yew Director
UnkleDave's Fight-House Fight Director
Riccardo Hernández Set Designer
Anita Yavich Costume Designer
Lap Chi Chu Lighting Designer
Fabian Obispo Sound Designer
Claire Marie DeLiso Assistant Set Designer
Haydee Zelideth Assistant Costume Designer
Sara Gosses Assistant Lighting Designer
Kenneth Goodwin Associate Sound Designer
Z Worthington Assistant Sound Designer
Buzz Cohen Production Stage Manager
Janelle Caso Stage Manager
Jordan Thaler/ Heidi Griffiths Casting

Actor Role
Juan Castano Oedipus
Sandra Delgado Jocasta
Julio Monge Tiresias
Joel Perez Creon
Brian Quijada Coro
Reza Salazar Coro
Juan Francisco Villa Laius
Award Person / Company Function
1 NOMINATED 2018 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Fight Choreography UnkleDave's Fight-House Fight Director
2 WON 2018 Drama Desk Award, Special Award Juan Castano Actor
3 NOMINATED 2018 Drama League Award, Outstanding Production of a Play The Public Theater Producer
      Luis Alfaro Playwright
      Chay Yew Director
4 NOMINATED 2018 Drama League Award, Distinguished Performance Juan Castano Actor
5 NOMINATED 2018 Hewes Design Award, Scenic Design Riccardo Hernández Set Designer
6 NOMINATED 2018 Hewes Design Award, Notable Effects Fabian Obispo Sound Designer