THEATRE: OEDIPUS SCHMOEDIPUS
17 Mar 2018 | 7.30pm - 8.40pmBook Tickets
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre presents Oedipus Schmoedipus by Post
Fed up with white men staging the deaths of white men in plays written by white men, the white ladies of post have pirated the classics to confront the great unknown.
Oedipus Schmoedipus is about death: real death, fake death, and the Western theatrical canon. It’s joyful and dark, stupid and smart, hilarious and confronting.
An ambitious epic and an intentionally impossible task, Oedipus Schmoedipus takes dozens of the great theatre classics, picks out the death scenes, mixes them together and hands them back to the people.
For this mammoth undertaking of gore, laments and requiems, post are joined by a new cast of 25 locals for each performance. It’s a democratic theatrical extravaganza – there really isn’t anything quite like it.
Straddling live art, theatre and contemporary performance practices, post take being silly very seriously, and have a real commitment to innovation. Their deep irreverence for the institution of theatre and deep reverence for the magic moment of the liveness it houses has amused, bemused and probably annoyed audiences for the past ten years.
Stay tuned to hear how you can be a part of it!
Directors: Zoë Coombs Marr & Mish Grigor
Written By: post (Zoë Coombs Marr, Mish Grigor & Natalie Rose) after Aeschylus, Anon, Barrie, Behn, Boucicault, Büchner, Chekhov, Euripides, Gogol, Goldsmith, Gorky, Hugo, Ibsen, Jonson, Marlowe, Mayakovsky, Molière, Pirandello, Plautus, Racine, Seneca, Shakespeare, and many many more)
Set & Costume Designer: Robert Cousins
Lighting Designer: Matthew Marshall / Ross Graham
Dramaturg: Anne-Louise Sarks
Fight Director: Scott Witt
Producer: Harley Stumm for Intimate Spectacle
Originally produced by: Belvoir & post
Featuring: Mish Grigor, Natalie Randall, and 25 local volunteers each show
Warning: violence, realistic blood effects, coarse language, strobe lighting
Child under 16: $20
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