From Friday, October 20th to Sunday, October, 22nd, 2017, Scapegoat Carnivale Theatre returns to Centaur Theatre’s Brave New Looks for the fourth time following their award-winning productions of Medea and The Bacchae, with a new adaptation of Sophocles’ Oedipus. This workshop production, directed by Andreas Apergis, is adapted by Joseph Shragge from a literal translation by Lynn Kozak with musical direction by David Oppenheim and original composition by Brian Lipson. The talented Montreal cast will include Chip Chiupka, Alison Darcy, Holly Gauthier-Frankel, Gitanjali Jain, Marcel Jeannin, Harry Standjofski, Leni Parker, Mike Payette, Julie Tamiko-Manning, France Rolland, Melissa Trottier, and Brett Watson.
“When bodies assemble on the street, or in the square, or in other forms of public space, they are exercising a plural and performative right to appear.” – Judith Butler
First produced 2,500 years ago in ancient Greece, the story centres on King Oedipus’s quest to rid Thebes of a devastating plague brought on my a mysterious curse. His pursuit of its cause has far reaching consequences for the city and for himself. This performance is the first phase of a long-term creative development which will re-centre the play’s civic notion of public assembly, and ask what it means to be part of a large-scale appeal to power. The Cote-des-Neiges Intercultural Choir, a Greek Community Men’s Choir, and Choeur Maha will come together as the play’s chorus of Theban citizens and sing the choral odes en masse.
Scapegoat Carnivale produces new translations and adaptations from the classical repertoire as well as contemporary plays and creations. 2016 marked a decade of the company bringing quality, expressionistic English language theatre to Montreal audiences.
FREE EVENT! Sat. Sept. 23rd – Classics for the Contemporary Stage; a roundtable discussion
As part of its Sophocles Season, the McGill Classics Play, Scapegoat Carnivale Theatre and Centaur Theatre present Classics for the Contemporary Stage, a round-table discussion about adapting and staging Ancient Greek texts and themes for contemporary North American English audiences. The panel features Sean Graney, artistic director of Chicago’s The Hypocrites, along with local directors and artists who have worked with Ancient Greek works. 4-7pm at Centaur Theatre.
To celebrate Scapegoat Carnivale Theatre’s 10th anniversary, tickets are $10 (instead of $15) if purchased by phone before Oct. 6 using the code word ‘ANNIVERSARY’.