RARE PRESENTATION OF THIS WITTY AND URBANE RETELLING OF OEDIPUS STORY
He’s arrogant, cocky, virginal and he doesn’t know it yet, but he’s going to have a thing for mom in Jean Cocteau’s witty and urbane retelling of the Oedipus story,The Infernal Machine. In this magical modernization of the Greek tragedy the enigmatic Sphinx is a bored young girl who slips him an answer to that tricky riddle because well,… she’s bored and he’s handsome and a welcome diversion.
The Infernal Machine lives comfortably between the worlds of mid-century farce and Greek tragedy in the sparkling translation by Albert Bermel. The staged reading performances are on Friday, January 27 at 7:30 pm and Saturday January 28 at 2:00 pm at The Wild Project in New York’s East Village. These readings are supported by the Florence Gould Foundation.
The Infernal Machine is being directed by NYIT nominee Karen Case Cook. The cast includes Avondre Beverely, Desmond Confoy, Serigo Fuenzalida, John Lenartz, Zach Lusk, Lori Parquet, Morgan Rosse, Craig Smith, Jim Sterling, Elise Stone, Antonio Edwards Suarez, and Josh Tyson.
What: The Infernal Machine by Jean Cocteau Translation by Albert Bermel
Schedule: Friday January 27 @ 7:30 pm; Saturday January 28 @ 2:00 pm
Information: http://www.phoenixtheatreensemble.org/; 212-465-3446
Where: The Wild Project @ 195 East 3rd Street (Avenue A and Avenue B); http://thewildproject.com/
Transportation: By Subway: F Train to 2nd Avenue; by Bus A14 to 4th Street and Ave A; 8th Street Crosstown.
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