Friday, March 12, 2010

Upcoming: Post-Oedipus, The Getalong Gang at the Blue Theatre, March 25 - April 11

UPDATE: Review by Cleve Wiese for, April 15

UPDATE: Review by Barry Pineo for the Austin Chronicle, April 8

UPDATE: Review by Ryan E. Johnson at, April 2

UPDATE: Review by Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, Austin Statesman "Seeing Things" blog, March 29

UPDATE: Austin Creative Alliance interviews Jenny Gravenstein, Nicole Portwood and Stephen Cruz about Post-Oedipus, March 29 (audio, 11 min 20 sec)

UPDATE: Bastion Carboni interview Spencer Driggers for, March 26

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The Blue Theatre and the Getalong Gang Performance Group

a play by Steven Gridley

March 25 – April 11
Thursdays – Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
The Blue Theatre, 916 Springdale Road
Tickets: $15 at

The BLUE Theatre and Getalong Gang Performance Group present the Austin premiere of Post-Oedipus, a radical re-working of Euripides' play The Phoenician Women. Post-Oedipus chronicles the tumultuous events of Oedipus' family after his fall, using warped time, musical interjections, chaotic revelries, and intolerable silences to unravel the mental state of a family after disaster. At once a stunning family drama and a jaunt into the absurd, Post-Oedipus will delight and challenge audiences.

Coming off their most recent project, the Austin Critics’ Table-nominated Arthuriosis: A Metal Opera, the Getalong Gang’s Spencer Driggers and Zenobia Taylor join forces to direct and choreograph this memorable production. Designed by Stephen Pruitt and featuring Jenny Gravenstein (Critics’ Table winner and B. Iden Payne nominee), Nicole Portwood, Seth Thomas, Steve Cruz, Michelle Turner, Helyn Rain Messenger, and James Brownlee.

About the BLUE Theatre The BLUE Theatre is a versatile artist-operated performance space on Austin's east side. Post-Oedipus marks the first collaboratively-produced performance by the BLUE and the Getalong Gang.

About the Getalong Gang Performance Group Named one of “10 companies that are charging up Austin theatre" by the Austin Chronicle, the Getalong Gang Performance Group strives to challenge the hearts and minds of its audience and show them a great night out, as well. Husband and wife team Spencer Driggers and Zenobia Taylor have been melding their respective disciplines (theatre, dance) since 2006 to form an unique, genre-defying brand of performance that's been recognized multiple times by the Austin Critics’ Table, B. Iden Payne awards, and Chronicle best-of lists in 2008 and 2009. Critically acclaimed and award-winning productions like Arthuriosis, Dolly Would and Ben Franklin: A Rock Opera have helped to cement the Getalong Gang’s reputation for bringing the unexpected to Austin stages.

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