Oedipus El Rey
by Luis Alfaro
"★ ★ ★ ★ ...a TIGHT, FIERCE, GRIPPING new adaptation!"
"EXPLOSIVE, fiendishly physical and very adult... sheer transformative GENIUS AT WORK."
This is NOT your mama’s Oedipus... In Luis Alfaro’s thrilling reboot of the daddy of all tragedies, a young Chicano ex-con sets out on a journey to be the king of the South Central LA gangland. Set amid the sizzling rhythms and explosive violence of an inner-city barrio, the gripping story follows his family of ex-cons through the vicious cycle of fate and violence in which they find themselves trapped. Oedipus el Rey is a sexy, modern take on a classic.
PLEASE NOTE: The Taste of Lincoln Avenue street fair takes place Sat July 28 & Sun July 29. This occurs on Lincoln Avenue directly in front of Victory Gardens Theater. If you are attending Oedipus el Rey on those dates, please allow for extra travel time, increased traffic (auto and foot), and note that parking options nearby will be minimal.