Saturday, January 2, 2010
UPDATE: review by webmaster, www.groups.yahoo.com/group/theatreaustin, January 21
Out with the old and in with the new.....
AUSTIN DRAMA CLUB
Oedipus Rex is a Greek tragedy from back in the time of The 300 Spartans and Alexander the Great. It was a time before the Romans and gladiators. It was a simple time when bad children were taken out of the city and left in the middle of nowhere for someone else to find and raise.
The story is a rags-to-riches to stabbing-out-your-own-eyeballs kind of thriller.
Most of the cast returns from the '08 production, including Julio Mella as Creon, Jennifer Fielding as Jocasta and Erin Jo Montanna as Chorus. Japhy Fernandes joins the cast as the messenger, and coffeehouse poet Java jumps in as the shepherd. Kat Eason bellies up to the project as the the prophetess. Ashley is in it, too!
Erin Jo re -directs the show with a vision setting the characters and the story in the land of hippies and flower power. She wants everybody to have their fair share of the peace. Look for more comic relief than you might expect in a story of incest and mistaken identity.
The show opens January 14 and runs three weekends on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. For more details, email Japhyfernandes@live.com To see pictures from other Austin Drama Club productions visit the ADC Myspace page.