Performances on May 15th, 16th, and 17th at 8pm
“Wickedly funny and wonderfully theatrical.”—Irish Times (Dublin)
Don’t miss Dublin’s leading vanguard theater ensemble on their first U.S. tour. Pan Pan’s punk rock sensibility strikes a fierce chord in this savvy update of Sophocles’ classic drama of the ultimate disfunctional family. They bring decidely modern twists and ample humor to their explorations yet stay more true to the thrust and themes of the original than you might first think. Oedipus is still counciled by the wise Tiresias, but the sightless sage is now a Freudian analyst. Sexual desire runs unchecked and tensions still seethe, but now the backdrop is the barbecue grill of Oedipus’s suburban hideaway. Then the psychodynamics are literally amplified as the characters take up rock instruments to channel their rage in live music sessions that are integral to their group therapy. This “sensational new take on an ancient story” is “full of bleak postmodern Irish insight into the impact of power and wealth on family relationships,” and features “a brilliantly poised and witty A-list cast” (Scotsman).
Note: Oedipus Loves You is intended for mature audiences.
Official Website: http://www.wexarts.org/pa/index.php?eventid=2657
Added by Wexner Center on January 18, 2008