2 years ago

29 April, 2016

The University of Queensland - UQ

Organised by:
Underground Productions

This classic Greek tragedy tells the story of King Oedipus as he tracks down the murderer of the old King of Thebes. While a plague falls on the city, oracles decipher prophecies, trust is lost, and time is slipping away for Oedipus to find out the truth about his reign as King...

The Classics and Ancient History Society and Underground Productions couldn’t be more proud to present our first ever collaboration of OEDIPUS REX, running from April 29, 30 at the UQ Natural Ampitheatre. Don't miss out on this timeless tragedy, come along and take a step back to Ancient Thebes!

Henry Bretz
Olivia Hall-Smith
Alex Letts
Jack Braddy
Paul Malgapo
Patrick Bell
Matt Steenson
Thea Ebeling
Claire Argente
Sabrina Williams
Scott Williams
Will Holbrook
William Pyke
Miguel Enrique Forsyth
Blaire-Anne Thomson
Laura Booth
Albert Maina Mwangi
Rob Hislop

Friday April 29 (4.00 PM)
Saturday April 30 (4.00 PM)

Book tickets here:
https://www.trybooking.com/LANB - Extra cheap for those who book with friends the size of a small greek chorus!

What the critics have said:

"δεῖ γὰρ καὶ ἄνευ τοῦ ὁρᾶν οὕτω συνεστάναι τὸν μῦθον ὥστε τὸν ἀκούοντα τὰ πράγματα γινόμενα καὶ φρίττειν καὶ ἐλεεῖν ἐκ τῶν συμβαινόντων: ἅπερ ἂν πάθοι τις ἀκούων τὸν τοῦ Οἰδίπου μῦθον."

'The plot [of a tragedy] should be so constructed that even without seeing the play anyone hearing of the incidents happening thrills with fear and pity as a result of what occurs. So would anyone feel who heard the story of Oedipus.' - Aristotle