CAST

 

Oedipus

*Trieu Tran

 

Jocasta/Teresias/Shepherd

*Michael Lopez

 

Creon/Corinthian/Palace Messenger

Doren Elias

 

Chorus Leader

Jonah Weston

 

Elders Chorus

Kristopher Mahoney-Watson

Nik Hoback

Corey Christiansan

 

Peasant Chorus

Tyler Ryan

Yoheii Sato

Keyon Gaskin

 

Antigone/Peasant Chorus

Joachim Andria Pujol

 

Isemene/Peasant Chorus

Henry Earle

 

*Denotes member of Actors Equity Association

PRESS

 

Review: Oedipus the King

Oregon Live

By: Richard Wattenberg

 

Interview: KBOO's Dmae Roberts with Elizabeth Huffman and Trieu Tran

 

Feature Article Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/performance/index.ssf/2010/09/oedipus_production_uses_fusion.html

 

PRODUCTION TEAM

 

Director

Elizabeth Huffman

 

Production Manager

Corinne Gayle Lowenthal

 

Stage Manager

Echo Brooks

 

Scenic Designer

Torie Van Horne

 

Choreographer

Larry Komitz

Diana Hinatsu

Mizu Desierto

 

Composer

Susan Hurely

 

Costume Designer

Bobby Brewer Wallin

 

Music Director

Chrisse Roccaro

 

Mask Designer

Wendy Gough

AWARDS

Drammy Award for Outstanding Actor

Michael Lopez

PRODUCTION NOTES

Set in the zen garden of a mythical Theban court, director Elizabeth Huffman created a fusion of ancient Greek theatre forms with Japanese Kabuki, Noh and Butoh elements to illuminate through a unique blend of cultures the universal themes of blind fate, destiny and enlightenment.

 

Ms. Huffman worked in collaboration with Larry Kominz, head of Japanese studies at PSU, along with Butoh choreographer Mizu Desierto, Japanese dancer Diana Hinatsu, composer Susan Hurley along with Portland Taiko providing excerpts from their albums and the Japanese Garden who helped to create the 25 foot zen garden for award winning designer Torie Van Horne.

 

With the use of elements taken from the traditions of both art forms, Ms. Huffman employed a stunning all male cast, with three actors playing all the central roles. This production marked an ambitious and exciting change for this 24 year old company.

1/8

OEDIPUS THE KING

By Sophocles

Translation by Disken Clay & Steven Berg

Classic Greek Theatre of Oregon