PASADENA, Calif., March 22, 2010 – The Theatre @ Boston Court announces the extension of “Oedipus El Rey,” a National New Play Network World Premiere by Los Angeles playwright Luis Alfaro, directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera, through April 11, 2010.
Michael Seel, Executive Director, Boston Court Performing Arts Center says “’Oedipus el Rey’ has been so well received by the public and critics alike. We’re happy to add performances so more people will be able to share in this powerful experience.”
In this gritty reimagining of Sophocles’ “Oedipus Rex,” the modern kingdom is the barrio of East LA. Our ruler, just released from prison, is in search of a new place called home. Along the way he faces off with a wounded queen, a three-headed born-again serpent and a king with road rage. Is our young homeboy doomed to suffer his destiny? The word on the street is not good, but great love conquers all.
“Oedipus El Rey” is a National New Play Network rolling world premiere in conjunction with The Magic Theatre of San Francisco and Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington DC.
“Oedipus El Rey” is performed Thursday through Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm (no performance Sunday, April 4). There will be an added performance on Wednesday, March 31 at 8pm. General admission tickets are $32 with student and senior tickets available at $27. Tickets can be purchased online at bostoncourt.org or by calling (626) 683-6883. Boston Court Performing Arts Center is located one block north of Colorado at the corner of Mentor Ave. and Boston Ct.
“Oedipus El Rey” is supported in part by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Founding Director Z. Clark Branson, and the generous contributions of The Theatre @ Boston Court supporters and contributors.