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‘Oedipus Rex’ at Readers Theater

September 10, 2013
The Mining Journal

MARQUETTE- Readers Theater is reading "Oedipus Rex" by Sophocles at 7 p.m. Sept.19 in the Peter White Public Library Shiras Room, Marquette.

This Athenian drama chronicles the story of Oedipus, a man who becomes the king of Thebes and was destined from birth to murder his father and marry his mother. The play was first performed circa 429 BC and is an example of a classic tragedy, noticeably containing an emphasis on how Oedipus's own faults contribute to the tragic hero's downfall, as opposed to having fate be the sole cause.

Readers Theater is a group of adults, who are interested in drama and are willing and able to read a scripted role. New readers are always welcome. For more information, call 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.

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