Performances

SPARK Performance: Oedipus The King – schools show

Please Note: You will be invoiced after the performance for all attendee tickets at $10 per student

Presented by Smart Artz Theatre Inc.

OEDIPUS THE KING

Cast: Eashaan Dassanayaka, Scott Robinson, Tan Mock, Juliet Hayday, Robert Pyers, Teresa Bottoms, Noel Whiteside, Sophie Koschmann, Brandi Galpin, Elsbeth Schneider, Louis Willemson and Akala Heinzel

Our 2024 production unfolds as a murder mystery, a political thriller, and a psychological whodunit. Its central premise is a man determined to track down, expose, and punish an assassin. It is about the inevitability of fate; the characters hope to escape their tragic ends, but their very actions bring those ends closer.

We are thrilled to present a collaboration with the Horsham Town Hall and SPARK Arts Program, a modern language translation of the iconic Ancient Greek tragedy, Oedipus the King.

Award-winning director Amy Anselmi presents a cast of talented local actors led by exciting newcomer Eashaan Dassanayaka as Oedipus in a production that promises to keep you on the edge of your seat.

This special schools performance will be held on Thursday 30 May, 11am. Please get in touch with the SPARK Arts Education on 5382 9575 or email cindy.francis@hrcc.vic.gov.au if you would like more information. 

From the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority (VCAA)

Arguably the most famous of the surviving Greek tragedies, Sophocles’ masterpiece centres on an unbearable tension: the crimes Oedipus is determined to uncover are crimes that he himself has unwittingly committed. In his quest to rid the city of the plague by identifying what had displeased the Gods, he must destroy himself. And, of course, the crimes in question are not ‘ordinary’. Oedipus has broken two of our greatest cultural and social taboos – he has murdered his own father and married his own mother. With such shocking events and a memorable protagonist who seeks truth at any cost, this play offers many entry points to explore character, concerns and language, and contains strong threads of imagery and symbolism.

The translation by Robert Fagles has been selected for its richness and authority. This edition has some interesting supporting material, including a detailed introduction.

Teachers: Educational Resource available

Event Information

DATE

30 May 2024 -
30 May 2024

TIME

11am

VENUE

Horsham Town Hall Theatre
71 Pynsent Street
Horsham

DURATION

Approx 90 mins
No interval

PRICE

$10 per student
Accompanying staff Free

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