The Gospel at Colonus

Name: Delacorte Theater
Address: 81 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
Production Information
First performance date: September 4, 2018
Opening date: September 4, 2018
Closing date: September 9, 2018
External Links: Official Website

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Production Description
Set in the context of a black Pentecostal service, THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS is an exuberant re-telling of Sophocles’ classic Oedipus at Colonus. With the ground-shaking thunder of a gospel revival meeting, this Obie-winning adaptation celebrates the 2400-year-old myth of Oedipus’ redemption with a rousing gospel and blues score. Conceived, adapted, and directed by MacArthur Genius Grant winner Lee Breuer, with music composed, arranged, and directed by Academy Award nominee Bob Telson, THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS is a one-of-a-kind show featuring more than 40 powerhouse voices including gospel legends the Blind Boys of Alabama and the Original Soul Stirrers.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
The Public Theater Producer
Bob Telson Music
Lee Breuer Book & Lyrics
Lee Breuer Director

Actor Role
Shari Addison Ismene
Wren T. Brown Theseus
Sam Butler Jr. Balladeer
Jay Caldwell Creon
Kevin Davis Polyneices
Tina Fabrique Soloist
Josie Johnson Chorus
Carolyn Johnson-White Choir Soloist
Rev. Dr. Earl F. Miller The Messenger
Greta Oglesby Antigone
J.D. Steele Choir Director
The Blind Boys of Alabama Oedipus
The Legendary Soul Stirrers Choragos
Jeff Young Soloist