Pendragon Theatre's Oedipus

The Weibrecht For Schools Only series presents Pendragon Theatre's Oedipus by Steve Berkoff. The performance takes placid Tuesday, December 10 at 9:30 AM.  All tickets are $2.  Learn More

About the Show
The Greek tragedy par excellence, Oedipus is a haunting story of a man's search to find the truth. Considered the first detective story, the drama is a kind of epic who-done-it complete with mystery, murder and mayhem.  Theater's original "saint and sinner," Oedipus goes on a fact-finding mission that results in consequences beyond his imagination. One of the trilogy of the Theban plays by Sophocles, this play drives forward at a furious pace as one clue leads to the next and the investigation builds to a shattering resolution. Using a new and accessible translation by celebrated actor and director Steven Berkoff, Pendragon's production takes place in a contemporary setting enhancing the murder mystery qualities of the play. Oedipus becomes a modern self-made man who unwittingly gets caught in the web of his fate as he discovers the man he seeks is none other than himself.

The Weibrecht For Schools Only Series is  funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, the Lake Placid Education Foundation, the Bruce L. Crary Foundation, the Redducs Foundation, Stewart's Shops, and the Joy to the Children Benefit. 

Reservations can be made by calling Anya at 518.523.2512. 

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts is dedicated to presenting and fostering quality arts, which inspire, enrich, educate and entertain people of all ages.