Oedipus Rex

by Sophocles


Synopsis: Since it was first performed in Athens in the 420s BCE, Oedipus Rex has been widely regarded as Sophocles' greatest tragedy and one of the foundation stones of western drama. Taken as a model by Aristotle in his Poetics, it became a yardstick for future generations. Since the play's rediscovery in the Renaissance, audiences - including Sigmund Freud - have found new interpretations and meanings in Sophocles' portrayal of the Theban king, inexorably pursuing the truth, only to discover that he has killed his father and married his mother.


Chorus Leader Ed Douglas
Chorus Tamra Andrews
  Barbara Davis
  J.C. Holler, III
  Steve Kilhefner
  Susan Lee
  Keith Wakeman
  Miriam Williams
First Soldier John S. Young
Second Soldier Barry Angeline
Oedipus, King of Thebes Alan Hensel
Creon Mel Gragido
Tiresias Lydia Mahan
Guide to Tiresias Grefory Sherry
  David Sherry, Jr.
Jocasta Nancy Hasty
A Messenger Marc Peterson
A Shepherd Lawrence Westfall
A Servant Ree Crosby
Antigone Marian White
Ismene Sarah Conroy


Production Staff

Director Roger N. Cornish
Scenic Designer J.C. Holler, III
Assistant Director Tamra Andrews
Stage Manager Ree Crosby
Technical Director Ted Whitmore
Sound Barry Angeline
Costumes & Makeup Nancy Hasty
  Miriam Williams
Lights Butch Gibson
Properties Lawrence Westfall
Prop Construction Steve Kilhefner
Master Electrician Priscilla Cooper
House Manager Betty Greene