'Oedipus Doesn't Live Here Anymore' is the story of a tragedy no one saw coming, but everyone wants to talk about.
Bringing elements of modern horror into Sophocles’ Greek tragedy, Oedipus Rex, Oedipus Doesn’t Live Here Anymore is an anarchistic play about how people deal with tragedy in our modern world and the effects that the fast pace of social media has on our empathy. A play by Daniel Evans, it was the winner of the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award in 2014. It’s showing over two performances on September 8 at St Kilda’s own National Theatre.
What you need to know
- The award-winning Oedipus Doesn’t Live Here Anymore is coming to Melbourne
- There are two shows that both take place September 8, one at 2pm and one at 7pm
- It all goes down at The National Theatre in St Kilda
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Bringing the horror of an Ancient Greek myth into the sleepy cul-de-sacs of modern Australian disturbia, Oedipus Doesn’t Live Here Anymore follows the aftermath of the events of the 2500-year-old Theban play, reimagined in a modern setting. The play encapsulates a town still reeling after unspeakable brutality – but after the news trucks have gone away and the adults have all agreed to never talk about Oedipus again.
An examination of how tight-knit communities cope with unspeakable tragedy, Oedipus Doesn’t Live Here Anymore is a harrowing tale that promises to be as darkly comic as it is savage. The Melbourne show is performed by final year Advanced Diploma of Acting students and it is directed by Janice Muller. It all goes down at National Theatre in St Kilda, for one day only on September 18, so get your tickets before they go.
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