The Drunk Dionysians are paying homage to the great Dionysian Festival of old by performing one of Sophocles’ most well-known plays. We’ll also be “sacrificing” one of the actors to Dionysus, the god of Wine and Joy by making them down several drinks at the beginning of the performance as well as during the show by turning the play into a drinking game to ensure maximum chaos.
A plague has stricken Thebes. The citizens gather outside the palace of their king, Oedipus, asking him to take action. Oedipus replies that he already sent his brother-in-law, Creon, to the oracle at Delphi to learn how to help the city. Creon returns with a message from the oracle: the plague will end when the murderer of Laius, former king of Thebes, is caught and expelled; the murderer is within the city. Oedipus questions Creon about the murder of Laius, who was killed by thieves on his way to consult an oracle. Only one of his fellow travelers escaped alive. Oedipus promises to solve the mystery of Laius’s death, vowing to curse and drive out the murderer. By the end of the play we come upon an M. Night Shymalan level twist that leaves everyone changed.
June 18th 2017
The Courtyard on Broadway
120 SW Broadway St,
Ocala, FL 34471
Space is limited, purchase your tickets early!