ARIA CREATIVE PRODUCTIONS is looking for a small, strong ensemble of actors (12-14) of all ages, gender identities, and ethnicities to take on the iconic tragedy OEDIPUS REX. This is a Co-Production with the EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens in Wimberley, Texas, and will be presented in their beautiful outdoor Amphitheatre on AUGUST 26, 2017.
The production will be performed in traditional Greek Mask
Period Style Direction will be coordinated by JOSEPH URICK
Actors MUST be available for ALL rehearsals. No conflicts will be permitted. This is a ONE NIGHT ONLY show, and all actors will be paid a small stipend for travel.
Rehearsals – AUGUST 13-24
Tech Rehearsal – AUGUST 25 (at EmilyAnn)
Performance – AUGUST 26 (at EmilyAnn)
Oedipus Rex tells an epic story of the destruction of one man, so his people might live. It unfolds as a murder mystery, a political thriller, and a psychological whodunit. Throughout its mythic story of patricide and incest, Sophocles emphasizes the irony of a man determined to track down, expose, and punish an assassin, who turns out to be himself.
The roles of OEDIPUS and KREON are precast.
TEIRESIAS – the blind prophet of the god Apollo
JOCASTA – the wife and mother of Oedipus
MESSENGER – a kind soul who comes with bittersweet news
SHEPHERD – an elderly soul with a dark secret
GUARD – a soldier who has seen too much
KORYPHAOIS – the leader of the chorus, and the conscience of the audience
CHORUS – Greek Citizens suffering from a plague of infertility, seeking salvation from their Hero