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Oedipus the King

Oedipus the King

October 11-16, 2022

The Theatre & Performance Media Program at Eastern Connecticut State University is proud to present Oedipus the King, written by Sophocles, translated by Brian Doerries and Directed by Bob McGrath. 

Sophocles’ Oedipus the King tells the story of an overconfident ruler during the time of a great plague, who refuses to listen to trusted advisors, ignores prophecy, and—after launching an investigation—discovers that he is the source of the contagion that is ravaging his people and his land. Upon uncovering the truth about himself and his role in the disaster, the king loses nearly everything—his crown, his wife, his power, his country, his honor—and wanders off into exile, a fate worse than death in ancient Greece. Oedipus the King is a timeless story about leadership, accountability, and the challenges faced by citizens and elected officials during pandemics and plagues.

Oedipus the King will be presented in the Fine Arts Instructional Center's Proscenium Theater from October 11 through October 16, 2022; October 11, 12, 14 and 16 at 7:30 p.m., October 13 at 5:30 p.m., October 14 at 11:00 a.m. and October 16 at 4:00 p.m. (please note there is no show on October 15, 2022.)

Tickets are free for Eastern students; $5 for other students and groups of 10 or more; $10 for senior citizens; $12 for Eastern faculty, staff, alumni and $20 for the general public. Please be aware that ticket fees are not including in the ticket price. A $1.25 ticket fee will be applied to each ticket in your basket.

Eastern Students reserve your tickets here: https://forms.gle/4PduqQQdPhBCzGVg9 

For reservations, phone the box office at (860) 465-5123 or email theatreboxoffice@easternct.edu.

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Tickets & Registration

  • To purchase tickets for this performance, please visit our ticketing website: https://easternct.showare.com/oedipus/