NORWALK -- “Oedipus The King,” a Greek tragedy first performed around 429 BC, will be presented at the Cerritos College Burnight Studio Theatre next month.
Some 12 years before the play begins, Oedipus has been made King of Thebes by solving the riddle of the Sphinx. While he freed the people from one plague, solving the riddle unwittingly fulfilled a prophecy that Oedipus would kill his father, Laius and marry his mother, Jocasta.
Now another plague is raging and the people come to Oedipus to rescue them once more. Oedipus must find out who murdered his father in order to end the plague.
Unbeknownst to him, Oedipus is the killer he is looking to find. When the truth comes to light, Jocasta hangs herself and Oedipus gouges out his own eyes.
Performances are Oct. 5-6 at 8 p.m., Oct. 11-13 at 8 p.m., and Oct. 14 at 2 p.m.
Pre-sale tickets are $12-$15 and can be purchased online at cerritos.edu/theater.