Sophocles’ Oedipus the King
Translated by Nicholas Rudall
Directed by Abigail Akavia
Music by Leon Shernoff
Premiere: FXK Theater, University of Chicago, May 2013
Video editing by Hannes Flor
This production of Oedipus the King was devised in conjunction with “Constructing Oedipus: Performance and Adaptation,” a graduate seminar at the University of Chicago co-taught by Prof. Sarah Nooter and Prof. David Wray. It featured the acting talent of both faculty and students, undergraduate as well graduate.
The costume and set design came out of a unique cooperation with the School of the Art Institute, led by fashion designer and faculty member Bambi Breakstone.
Photos by Gilad Nir
Featuring: Eric Shoemaker as Oedipus, Kassandra Jackson-Miller as Jocasta, David Wray as Tiresias, Ian Chronis as Creon, Bindu Poroori as Chorus Leader, and Chorus members: Molly Blondell, Erika Jeck, Emily Jusino
Music performed by Kaitlyn McCain, Leon Shernoff, Jeremy Seeman
Costume design by Bambi Breakstone
Light design by David Goodman-Edberg
Set design by Bryce Burton, Eleanor Schichtel, and Abigail Akavia
Production team: Samantha Stambuk, Éno Agolli, Nolan Epstein