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Antioch College Presents ‘Oedipus Rex'

 A Faux-Real Theatre/NonStop Institute Collaboration

 

Faux-Real Theatre CompanyYELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio – August 5, 2010 – Antioch College will present a vibrant, all-male production of the Greek classic OEDIPUS REX, performed “exactly as Sophocles intended it,” at 6:00 p.m. August 20 to 22 in the Antioch Amphitheater, 795 Corey Street in Yellow Springs. Tickets for the show will be a $15 suggested donation.

The cast of 14, which includes local actors along with members of the Faux-Real Theatre ensemble of New York City, will utilize the performance techniques of the ancient Greeks to perform a traditional rendition of Sophocles’ dramatic masterpiece, Faux-Real Director Mark Greenfield said.

More than 2,000 years ago, the Greeks performed in brightly colored wigs, fantastical costumes, and masks that acted as megaphones. The production will incorporate the colorful aesthetic of these ancient performances, and the actors will utilize a broad physical style that is powered by live music, song and dance.

Greenfield, 1986 graduate of Antioch College, is the founding artistic director of the Faux-Real Theatre Company, with whom he has created such shows as FUNBOX Times Square, William Shakespeare’s Haunted House and Htebcam (A Backwards Re-working of Macbeth). In addition to his work with Faux-Real, Greenfield was a writer for the Drew Barrymore film Whip It, and the lead actor in the Amir Naderi film VEGAS: Based on a True Story. He toured the country for two years with IMAGO the Theatre Mask Ensemble, and he played Arlecchino for five-years with the Southern Italian Commedia dell’Arte company I Giullari Di Piazza.

The OEDIPUS REX production team includes a host of Antioch College alumni, including assistant director Alessandra DeMeo ‘87; set designer Michael Casselli ’87; mask designer Lynda White ’88; and musician Jeff Wood ‘88.

The weeklong workshop series, MAKE THEATRE ANYWHERE, runs from Friday, August 13, to Thursday, August 19. Participants will meet nightly to explore the skills necessary to create a show and to perform it anywhere. The workshop culminates in the creation of a 15-minute production that will be performed in the Amphitheater as a companion piece to OEDIPUS REX.  The workshops will be from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The cost is $35 for the entire week. The workshops will be conducted on campus at Antioch College.

To join the production of OEDIPUS REX or to inquire about MAKE THEATRE ANYWHERE, write to fauxrealtheatre@aol.com or call 917-687-4998.

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