Skylight Music Theatre presents The Gospel at Colonus

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Fri. Jan 17th, 2020 7:30 Buy Tickets
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Skylight Music Theatre presents…

The Gospel at Colonus

January 17January 26, 2020 • Cabot Theatre

Conceived and Adapted by Lee Breuer
Music Composed by Bob Telson
Based on an adaptation of Sophocles’ OEDIPUS AT COLONUS in the version by Robert Fitzgerald and incorporating passages from both Sophocle’s OEDIPUS REX and ANTIGONE in the versions by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald, which are published as THE OEDIPUS CYCLE OF SOPHOCLES, a harvest/HBJ Book, Harcourt Brace Jovanich, Inc.”.
THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS is available through THEATRE COMMUNCIATION GROUP, NYC and the original cast recording is released on the Elektra/Nonesuch Label.

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Synopsis Summary

With the ground-shaking thunder of a revival meeting and an electrifying gospel and blues score, The Gospel at Colonus is an exuberant re-telling of Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus. Featuring soaring voices, thrilling music and powerful dance, the musical is set in the context of a black Pentecostal service. Gospel premiered on Broadway in 1988 and was revived in 2018, playing to capacity audiences at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.