Dunwoody Playcrafters Presents "Oedipus the King"

11/05/2010
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For Immediate Release

The Georgia Perimeter College Dunwoody Playcrafters opens its fall season with Sophocles’ classic tragedy, “Oedipus the King,” Friday, Nov. 12.

Adapted by GPC English professor Ted Wadley and directed by GPC theater professor Colin Rust, the tumultuous downfall of the Greek king still resonates with audiences of the 21st century.

“‘Oedipus the King’ is just as relevant today as it was when it was first produced in ancient Greece,” Rust said. “One of the more notable themes in Oedipus is the excessive pride that leads Oedipus to his downfall. Excessive pride, or Hubris as it was known to the Greeks, is a destructive psychological urge based in our own egos and wants. This play reminds us that an unchecked ego is bad for all of society, not just those individuals suffering from ego issues.”

The cast includes a Greek chorus of GPC students. Sophomore Aaron Wynia portrays Oedipus in his first college production.

Performances are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturdays, Nov. 12 to 20, with 3 p.m. shows Nov. 14 and Nov. 21. All performances will be in the GPC Dunwoody Campus auditorium, Building C-1100. Tickets are $10; one free with GPC ID. To reserve tickets, email the Dunwoody Box Office at dunarts@gpc.edu, or call 770-274-5270.

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Georgia Perimeter College, the third largest institution of the University System of Georgia, serves more than 25,000 students through four campuses and several sites in metro Atlanta. For additional information, visit www.gpc.edu.