CENTAUR'S BRAVE NEW LOOKS – Scapegoat Carnivale Theatre
Returning for a fourth Brave New Looks following their award winning productions of Medea and The Bacchae, Scapegoat Carnivale presents Oedipus Part One: Assembly, a new translation of Sophocles' Oedipus. This workshop production, directed by Andreas Apergis, is adapted by Joseph Shragge from a literal translation by Lynn Kozak, with musical direction by David Oppenheim and original composition by Brian Lipson. The talented Montreal cast will include Chip Chuipka, Alison Darcy, Gitanjali Jain, Marcel Jeannin, Julie Tamiko Manning, David Oppenheim, Leni Parker, Mike Payette, France Rolland, Theoharis "Harry" Standjofski, Melissa Trottier, Janet Warrington, and Brett Watson.
First produced 2,500 years ago in ancient Greece, the story centres on King Oedipus's quest to rid Thebes of a devastating plague brought on by a mysterious curse. His pursuit of its cause has far reaching consequences for the city and for himself. This performance is the first phase of a creative development period, which will re-centre the play's civic notion of public assembly, and ask what it means to be a part of a large-scale appeal to power. Choeur Maha, Zakynthines Phones, and newly formed The Montreal Artists Choir will come together as the play's chorus of Theban citizens and sing the choral odes en masse.
Scapegoat Carnivale produces new translations and adaptations from the classical repertoire as well as contemporary plays and creations. 2016 marked a decade of the company bringing quality, expressionistic English language theatre to Montreal audiences.