The Gospel at Colonus (1988)

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Start date: 
1 January 1988
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.
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
Ray Charles Singer appearing as part of the Five Blind Boys of Alabama
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 Messenger
Robert Earl Jones Actor Creon
Earl F. Miller Actor Theseus
Isabell Monk Actor Antigone
Jevetta Steele Actor Ismene
Bob Telson Composer
Alison Yerxa Set Designer
Source Format Location if held at the APGRD Pagination
The Gospel at Colonus Book library
Metatheatrika, 1985-95 Book library 207, 281
Playbill Photocopy archive
Ritual and Religion in Modern Sophocles Thesis library

How to cite this production

The Gospel at Colonus (1988), accessed at <24 June 2024>