THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS

The Theatre and Dance Department and Drew University Dramatic Society are going to rock the house and get the Spirit to move you with their next production, THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS.    An adaptation of Sophocles’ OEDIPUS AT COLONUS (which relates the final days and death of Oedipus), GOSPEL is described in the script as an “oratorio set in a black Pentecostal service.”   This part Greek tragedy/part rousing church service was first performed in 1983 and featured a young(ish) Morgan Freeman as Oedipus/Preacher.  The adaptation and original lyrics were by Lee Breuer (one of the founders of the famous Mabou Mines company) with music by Bob Telson.   The production is directed by CLA faculty member Rodney Gilbert, with musical direction by Mark Miller of the Theo School.  There will be five performances: at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, March 26, at 8:00 pm on the evenings of March 27-29, and a 2:00 matinee on Saturday, March 29.  Performances are in the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre; tickets are $10.  You can make reservations by calling 973-408-3030 or by email at keanboxoffice@drew.edu .  Come and enjoy a different and rousing experience, as the old and the new come together in an exciting theatrical event!

Sent on: Mar 23, 2014