The Gospel at Colonus (1983)

Original id: 
Start date: 
8 November 1983
End date: 
20 November 1983
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Production notes: 
Breuer's adaptation, which is based on Robert Fitzgerald's translation of the play, also incorporates passages from Robert Fitzgerald and Dudley Fitts' translations of Oedipus Tyrannus and Antigone. A work-in-progress version toured the US and Europe in 1982.
Media of production: 
Opera, musical and related genres

Information related to this production

Person Role Notes
Blind Boys of Alabama Singer this gospel quintet sang portions of the role of Oedipus with the soloist Clarence Fountain
Lee Breuer Director
Kevin Davis Actor Polyneices
Clarence Fountain Actor sings portions of the role of Oedipus, accompanied by the gospel quintet the Five Blind Boys of Alabama
Morgan Freeman Actor Visiting Minister who narrates the role of Oedipus / Messenger
Robert Earl Jones Actor Creon
Carl Lumbly Actor Theseus
Isabell Monk Actor Antigone
Jevetta Steele Actor Ismene
Bob Telson Composer
Alison Yerxa Designer
Venue Festival Dates Notes
Carey Playhouse (Brooklyn County, New York, United States) Next Wave Festival (1983) 8 November, 1983 to 20 November, 1983 première

How to cite this production

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