Flock Theatre brings 'Oedipus Rex' to Westerly, New London
Flock Theatre’s summer of outdoor theater rolls out with a new production. Following on the heels of Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors” in Westerly, Flock is presenting Sophocles’ “Oedipus Rex.”
They are staging “Oedipus” July 11-21 at Wilcox Park in Westerly and then July 25-Aug. 4 at Connecticut College Arboretum in New London.
And they are bringing “Comedy of Errors” Aug. 15-25 at Connecticut College Arboretum in New London.
“Comedy of Errors” is a typically tangled comic Shakespeare tale, with complications arising from the fact that two sets of long-lost identical twins end up in the same area.
If you’re more interested in drama and tragedy, well, “Oedipus Rex” is your show. King Laius has been murdered, and King Oedipus has succeeded him, but Oedipus has a bleak prophecy hanging over his head. The Greek chorus in the show helps tell the story “enhanced with American Sign Language and larger-than-life puppets,” according to Flock.
Shows at Wilcox Park, 44 Broad St., Westerly:
“Oedipus Rex,” July 11-21, 7 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays; free.
Shows at Connecticut College Arboretum, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London:
“The Comedy of Errors,” Aug. 15-25; 7 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays; $20 general admission, $15 for students, seniors, active military.
“Oedipus Rex,” July 25-Aug. 4; 7 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays; $20 general admission, $15 for students, seniors, active military.
Show at Mystic Seaport Museum, Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic:
“The Comedy of Errors,” 6:30 p.m. Aug. 10; suggested donation $10
For more information, visit www.flocktheatre.org.
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