‘Oedipus Doesn’t Live Here Anymore’ is the story of a tragedy that 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 anarchic 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 shows over two performances on September 8 at St Kilda’s own National Theatre.
What you need to know
- The award-winning Oedipus no longer lives here coming to Melbourne
- There are two shows both taking place on September 8th, one at 2pm and one at 7pm
- It’s all going down at The National Theater in St Kilda
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Bringing the horror of an ancient Greek myth into the sleepy cul-de-sacs of modern Australian disruptia, Oedipus no longer lives here follows the aftermath of the events of the 2,500-year-old Theban play, reimagined in a modern setting. The play describes a city still reeling from unspeakable brutality – but after the news vans have left and the adults have agreed never to talk about Oedipus again.
A study of how close-knit communities deal with unspeakable tragedies, Oedipus no longer lives here is a harrowing tale that promises to be both darkly comical and savage. The Melbourne show is performed by senior Advanced Diploma of Acting students and is directed by Janice Muller. It’s all going to the National Theater in St Kilda, for just one day on September 18, so get your tickets before they go.
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