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Shady Side Academy presents ‘Oedipus Rex’

Tawnya Panizzi
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Shady Side Academy senior school student will present “Oedipus Rex” on Nov. 1-4.

Lessons on free will, pride and truth become tangled in the drama that is “Oedipus Rex,” played out by Shady Side Academy students on Nov. 1-4.

The fall production will be 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2-3, and 2 p.m. Nov. 3-4 at the Peter J. Kountz Black Box Theater on the school campus, 423 Fox Chapel Road.

Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased online or by phone at 412-968-3040. Tickets will be sold at the door if available.

A Greek tragedy by Sophocles, “Oedipus Rex” is the story of a man who fights in vain against a prophecy that he will kill his father and marry his mother. Drama Director Dana Hardy-Bingham said the fast-paced production will transport the audience to the Athenian Greek Theater where they will experience a combination of poetic and verse language.

Cast and crew is comprised of about 30 students, including junior Clay Patterson who plays the title role. Senior Ariel Rockman is the assistant director/dramaturg, sophomore Hannah Romoff is stage manager, and senior Aidan Krell is sound designer.

Staff member Austin Davidheiser is technical director, set designer and lighting designer. Leah Klocko is costume designer and Lisa Ann Goldsmith is vocal coach.

Content is not suitable for children under 13. No late seating.

Tawnya Panizzi is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tawnya at 412-782-2121, ext. 2, [email protected] or via Twitter @tawnyatrib.

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