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SEE ELLEN'S WORK Oedipus  at Hope College. Holland, MI, USA

adapted from the play by Sophocles

  Oedipus,  Guthrie Theater, 2004, photographer: Peter Macon

Oedipus, Guthrie Theater, 2004, photographer: Peter Macon

A plague grips the city of Thebes. Desperate to save his people, King Oedipus sends a messenger to the oracle at Delphi and discovers that the city's salvation lies in finding and punishing the murderer of the former king, Laius, who was brutally slain by a stranger at a crossroads years ago. When Oedipus orders a manhunt, he unknowingly sets the wheels of his own destruction in motion. This lean, contemporary version brings a new, poignant power to this primal work that is the cornerstone of Western drama.

JUNE 24 - AUGUST 10, 2016