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Pendragon Theatre to Bring 'Oedipus' to SUNY Plattsburgh

Pendragon Theatre of Saranac Lake, N.Y., will present Sophocles’ “Oedipus” 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in the Hartman Theatre, Myers Fine Arts Building, SUNY Plattsburgh. 

Tickets are available in advance at the Angell College Center and at the Hartman Theatre Box Office one hour prior to the show. Prices are $10 for general admission; $8 for seniors, students and SUNY Plattsburgh faculty and staff; and $2 for SUNY Plattsburgh students.

The cast includes Josh Luteran (last seen at Pendragon as Stanley in “A Streetcar Named Desire”) as Oedipus; Leslie Dame as Jocasta; Jordan Hornstein as Tiresias; Chris Leifheit as the messenger; and Jason Amrhein as Creon. Pendragon’s Executive Artistic Director Karen Lordi-Kirkham is the production’s director.

“Oedipus” is considered to be the first detective story.

In it, Oedipus is made king by solving the riddle of the Sphinx: "What is the creature that walks on four legs in the morning, two legs at noon and three in the evening?"

His skills then continue to be challenged as he attempts to unravel the mystery of who murdered the former king. The consequences of his search can send shivers down the spine.

Steven Berkoff, the translator of this version of Sophocles’ 429 B.C. play, said, "I've always been fascinated by this play, since it has one of the most remarkable plots in the world of drama — also the most shocking. Much has changed, but not our unrelenting quest to answer the question, ‘Who am I?’”

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