OEDIPUS LOVES YOU
Dublin’s Pan Pan Theatre bring their wickedly funny Oedipus Loves You. With dark humour and a live punk music score, this eccentric and original production is inspired by the classic Oedipus plays of Sophocles.“Mixes Jerry Springer moments and rock music with mutilation, catharsis and comedy” The Guardian "Wickedly funny and wonderfully theatrical" The Irish Times "This is a sensational new take on an ancient story...featuring a brilliantly poised and witty Irish A-list cast" The Scotsman Dublin’s Pan Pan Theatre bring their wickedly funny Oedipus Loves You to the Granary Theatre in November 2010. With dark humour and a live punk music score, this eccentric and original production is inspired by the classic Oedipus plays of Sophocles and Seneca and the Freudian theory they spawned. Pan Pan’s version takes the classic Oedipus myth to a dysfunctional suburban household. In the setting of a backyard BBQ, the cast of five act out a complex family history. All in various states of depression, the family – the self-pitying Oedipus, the suicidal Jacosta with a noose around her neck, the moody teenager Antigone and her cocaine-sniffing uncle Creon occasionally channel their rage by playing live punk music – a part of their therapy recommended by family psycho-therapist and ex-Glam Rocker, Tiresias. After almost three years on the road, this daring production comes to Cork following a critically acclaimed season in New York in 2009 and the Sydney Festival in 2010. Oedipus Loves You has played in 20 cities across nine different countries, from Berlin to Beijing, Hamburg to Helsinki, London, Quebec and Shanghai. Pan Pan Theatre was formed in 1991 by Gavin Quinn and Aedin Cosgrove. Over the last 18 years, the company has developed an individual aesthetic, which has grown from exploring new forms, approaches and experiments with time, space, music and performance. Pan Pan's recent productions include a Mandarin-language adaptation of Synge's The Playboy of the Western World in Beijing and a stage version of Lars Von Trier's film The Idiots.
|Category:||Arts and Cultural Events: Granary Theatre|
|Target Audience:||All Welcome|
|Admission Price: €||15 / €10|