Oedipus the King

By Sophocles + Translation by Robert Fagles

Live Streamed Internationally

ASL Interpreted + Open Captioning

Thebes is faced with a flesh-eating plague that is killing its people. The gods claim the only way to save the city is to uncover the man who murdered their former king and kill or exile him. Oedipus, famous for having saved Thebes by solving the riddle of the Sphinx, learns from a blind prophet that he himself is the very murderer he seeks, and that he is destined for a fate worse than death. Relentless and maniacal in his pursuit of the truth, Oedipus roots out those who know the origins of his birth. What is revealed leads to even more ghastly acts of free-will in the face of inescapable doom.

Thirteen actors from across the nation bring us this cautionary tale of Oedipus the King, performing LIVE from the safety of their own homes, while a tech savvy team streams their feeds out in real time.

Thanks to the generous support of 4Culture and the Seattle Rotary Foundation, Play Your* Part: Seattle is thrilled to announce our fully ASL-integrated production of Oedipus the King which will be available on our completely safe, socially-distant digital stage. This innovative virtual retelling of the classic Greek play will incorporate American Sign Language in its choral movement throughout the play. Thank you, 4Culture and Seattle Rotary Foundation for this amazing opportunity to share such an important piece of theatre, especially during this time! 

Oedipus the King is presented in partnership with the Hearing, Speech, and Deaf Center. Please visit them at https://www.hsdc.org/ to learn more about supporting their important work.

Ticketing Information

All showtimes are in PST.

A link and password to view the production will be emailed 24 hours after ticket purchases. 

For tickets purchased the day of a performance,  a link and password to view the production will be emailed one hour prior to curtain. 

Content Warning

Please be aware that this production of Oedipus the King contains: gore and graphic language of violence and suicide

All showtimes are in PST.

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