THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS
THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS, one of the most powerful, soul-stirring shows in theater history, makes a triumphant return to New York, lighting up the Delacorte Theater this September.
Set in the context of a black Pentecostal service, THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS is an exuberant re-telling of Sophocles’ classic Oedipus at Colonus.
September 4-9, 2018
Speaking Truth to Power
Speaking Truth to Power: We consider our freedom of speech to be one of the cornerstones of our democracy. But when the ancient Greeks wrestled with the extent to which free speech should be the right of each citizen, they concluded that certain individuals, often by virtue of their character and way of life, are imbued with parrhesia, which enabled them to speak freely, frankly, openly, and, sometimes, offensively.
Euripides’ cautionary parable of hubris and fear of the unknown thrashes to new life in the hands of Anne Bogart, the renowned SITI Company, and translator Aaron Poochigian.
October 3-7, 2018
Composer Mark-Anthony Turnage (Anna Nicole) offers a bold operatic retelling of the Oedipus tale, set in an apocalyptic 1980s London plagued by police violence, racism, and socioeconomic decay.
December 5-9, 2018
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