FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training Presents OEDIPUS By Sophocles October 31-November 19

Jane B. Cook Theatre/FSU Center for Performing Arts

One of the most widely known plays in the modern world, OEDIPUS is directed by FSU/Asolo Conservatory Director Greg Leaming. Featuring the entire second-year Conservatory class, the production previews on Tuesday, October 31 with a special "Pay What You Can Performance," officially opens Wednesday, November 1, and runs through Sunday, November 19 in the Jane B. Cook Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.

Long considered one of the greatest plays ever written, OEDIPUS – part political thriller, part psychological whodunit – is the story of one very flawed hero discovering the awful burden and responsibility of power. Oedipus, the king of Thebes, promises to find the cause of a plague that ransacks the city, only to discover just how complicit he has been in destroying his own community.

Sophocles’ OEDIPUS remains an important play because it takes the stories of traditional myths and adjusts them to meet the contemporary world. The Oedipus story continues to be powerful even thousands of years after the advent of Sophocles’ play.

OEDIPUS is one of only seven of Sophocles’ 123 plays to survive in entirety.


7:30 pm October 31 (preview); November 1 (opening), 2, 7-9, 14-16

8:00 pm November 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18

2:00 pm November 5, 12, 19 (closing)


$30 per person November 1-19

Tuesday, October 31 Preview – Pay-What-You-Can

Purchase tickets by calling 941-351-8000 or 800-361-8388; online at; or by visiting the box office at the FSU Center for Performing Arts, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.

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  • Starting Tuesday, October 31st, 2017, repeated every week on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 7:30 pm


Jane B. Cook Theatre/FSU Center for Performing Arts

5555 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34243


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