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Oedipus the King

October 11 – 16; October 11,12,14, and 16 at 7:30 p.m., October 13 at 5:30 p.m., October 14 at 11:00 a.m., and October 16 at 4:00 p.m.
Location: Fine Arts Instructional Center, Proscenium Theater
Sophocles’ Oedipus the King tells the story of an overconfident ruler during the time of a great plague, who refuses to listen to trusted advisors, ignores prophecy, and—after launching an investigation—discovers that he is the source of the contagion that is ravaging his people and his land. Upon uncovering the truth about himself and his role in the disaster, the king loses nearly everything—his crown, his wife, his power, his country, his honor—and wanders off into exile, a fate worse than death in ancient Greece. Oedipus the King is a timeless story about leadership, accountability, and the challenges faced by citizens and elected officials during pandemics and plagues.

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