University: Sam Houston State University presents OEDIPUS

Posted by: smccarreyon 2007/9/24 7:40:00 3113 reads The Sam Houston State University Department of Theatre & Dance presents Oedipus by Seneca, translated by Ted Hughes,

September 26 – 29 at 8 p.m. each evening, with a 2 p.m. matinee on September 29 in the UTC Mainstage Theatre.

When the country of Thebes is consumed by a horrible plague, its citizens look to their king, Oedipus ..


..(Michael Keeney), for salvation. Oedipus vows to find the person responsible for the pestilence and execute them as well as all involved. Oedipus questions everyone in the palace, including his own wife, Jocasta (Kara Durrett). Eventually the blind seer, Tiresias (Aaron Thacker) is called upon for assistance, but Oedipus is dissatisfied with his prophecies. He accuses Jocasta’s brother Creon (Scott McCarrey), of plotting to usurp the throne. It is not until a messenger (Glen Philip) from a foreign land arrives that a horrified Oedipus solves the mystery of the plague, and of his own birth.

The show also features SHSU theatre students Rodrick Randall as Phorbus, Roxana Collingwood as Manto, and Tasheena Miyagi as the Slave. Lala Babin, Chantel Balch-Oliver, Chelsea Ryan McCurdy, Amanda Gutierrez, Samm Lind, Angela Bell, Josh Fehrmann, Sara Anne Luke, Marcus Cumby, Robby Bardwell, Garret Storms, Greg Hall, Christina Stroup, Carlos Salinas, and Trent Brocato comprise the Chorus.

Oedipus is directed by theatre professor Ron Song Destro. The set and lights are designed by Gregg Buck and the costumes are designed by Kristina S. Hanssen, both of whom are theatre faculty. The sound design is by theatre major Teruhisa Uchiyama. The stage manager is theatre major Nicole Wooddell. The technical director is Larry Routh.

Tickets are $10 general admission, and $8 with an SHSU or Senior Citizen I.D. This show contains adult content, and children under the age of three will not be admitted. For more information call the box office at (936) 294-1339.

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