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THE CURSE OF OEDIPUS at the Antaeus Company

oedMyron Meisel – The Hollywood Reporter

If you feel that the Oedipus myth starts with the riddle and ends with the cathartic revelation, that’s just the beginning: here Oedipus (Ramon de Ocampo) blinds himself with Jocasta’s (Rhonda Aldrich) earrings barely an hour into a nearly three-hour evening. Read more…

Terry Morgan  -  Stage Raw

One of the great things about the Antaeus Company is that its deep talent pool and expertise in classical theater allow the group to tackle ambitious projects. The new production of Kenneth Cavander’s The Curse of Oedipus is one such project, a play that uses Sophocles’ famed trilogy and other historical sources to reform the story anew. Casey Stangl’s vibrant staging of the 22-person ensemble results in a brilliant, must-see show.

Neal Weaver  – Arts In LA

The dark and bloody legend of King Oedipus inspired the ancient Greek dramatists to create many plays recounting his fate. In Sophocles’s tragedy Oedipus the King, we learn how he fled his home city, Corinth, to escape a terrible prophecy that he would kill his father and marry his mother. But instead of evading his fate, he runs headlong into it, unwittingly fulfilling the prophecy. Read more…

the_curse_of_oedipus_a_pNow running through  August 10.

ABBAMEMNON at the Falcon Theatre

Photo by Chelsea Stton

Photo by Chelsea Sutton

David C. Nichols – LA Times

Aeschylus meets Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid in “ABBAMEMNON,” the latest deconstruction from Troubadour Theater Company. The classic Greek playwright, Swedish pop group and incomparable troupe may never be quite the same again, and neither will audiences. Read more…

Steven Leigh Morris  – LA Weekly

There are no sly topical winks in Kenneth Cavander’s problematic adaptation of the Oedipus trilogy. Cavander’s new play, The Curse of Oedipus, which just opened at Antaeus Company, is pure classical gas.

Nor are there any modern-day army fatigues or national insignias worn on shoulders in Casey Stangl’s beautiful, skillful staging — performed confidently and clearly —, accompanied throughout by Geno Monteiro’s drumming on an array of percussive instruments. Read more…

Now running through July 13.