Oedipus

By Sophocles
Adapted by David Daniel

February 22 - March 18

OneAmerican Mainstage

Timeless Tragedy

As a plague ravages Thebes, the citizens turn to their leadership. Oedipus is an extraordinary hero: courageous, flawed, determined to do what he must to protect his community—even if it means his own undoing. From the mists of Greece comes this compelling story of fate, human nature, and the devastating peril of secrets.

Know Before You Go

  • Approx. Run Time: 1 hour and 40 minutes, with no intermission
  • Tickets start at $25
  • Oedipus contains profanity and descriptions of incest, murder, suicide, and self-mutilation. Recommended for patrons 9th grade and above.

Special Programming

Cast Members

David Alan Anderson
Oedipus
David Alan Anderson
Oedipus
Ryan Artzberger
Corinthian
Ryan Artzberger
Corinthian
Ryan’s IRT credits include Clue, Oedipus, A Christmas Carol, Cyrano, Tuesdays with Morrie, The Diary of Anne Frank, Noises Off, Romeo and Juliet, The Three Musketeers, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Crucible, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, God of Carnage, Rabbit HoleIron Kisses, and Death of a Salesman. Ryan is executive artistic director of the Indianapolis Shakespeare Company. Regional credits include the Shakespeare Theatre Company in DC, the Studio Theatre, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, the Goodman Theatre, Berkeley Rep, the Lookingglass, and Great Lakes. Ryan graduated from Ohio University and Juilliard. “Love to Marita, Will, and Clara.”
Olivia D. Dawson
Priest
Olivia D. Dawson
Priest

Olivia made her IRT debut in Oedipus. She has worked regionally with Steppenwolf Theatre, the Louisville Orchestra, Portland Center Stage, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, New Stages Theatre, Atlanta Shakespeare Company, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Madison Repertory Theatre, Theatre Lila, Forward Theatre, Horizon Theatre, Robey Theatre, and Barter Theatre, to name a few. Film/TV: Honk for Jesus, Dopesick, Chicago Med, Empire, Wolfpack (recurring), and Cobra Kai, among others. Olivia was part of the inaugural cohort of the 2020 Arts and Social Justice Fellowship at Emory University and a Spring 2021 Fellow with the Hambidge Center. oliviaddawson.com

Jed Feder
Musician & Chorus
Jed Feder
Musician & Chorus
Mary Beth Fisher
Jocasta
Mary Beth Fisher
Jocasta
Jan Lucas
Shepherd
Jan Lucas
Shepherd
Sola Thompson
One from Within
Sola Thompson
One from Within
Trieu Tran
Creon
Trieu Tran
Creon
Lisa Wolpe
Tiresias
Lisa Wolpe
Tiresias

Creative Team

David Daniel
Adapter
David Daniel
Adapter
James Still
Director
James Still
Director
Jed Feder
Music Director
Jed Feder
Music Director
Carey Wong
Scenic Designer
Carey Wong
Scenic Designer
Carey designed IRT’s Oedipus. Other theatre credits include the Seattle Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Arizona Theatre Company, Center Stage Baltimore, Syracuse Stage, Alliance Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Village Theatre, Mixed Blood, Prince Music Theater, Theatre under the Stars, and Spain’s Nearco Producciones. He has been resident designer for Portland Opera, Opera Memphis, and Wildwood Park. Other opera credits include Seattle Opera, Spoleto Festival USA, New York’s Valhalla Wagnerfest, Pittsburgh Opera, and the Beijing and Macao Music Festivals. Carey is a graduate of Yale College and attended the Yale School of Drama.
Sara Ryung Clement
Costume Designer
Sara Ryung Clement
Costume Designer
Michelle Habeck
Lighting Designer
Michelle Habeck
Lighting Designer
Lindsay Jones
Composer & Sound Designer
Lindsay Jones
Composer & Sound Designer
Mariel Greenlee
Movement
Mariel Greenlee
Movement
IRT: Oedipus, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, and more. Mariel was a dancer with Dance Kaleidoscope for 15 years; she teaches ballet and modern dance locally. She has set dance works for Dance Kaleidoscope, Indianapolis Ballet, Phoenix Rising Dance Company, and Relevations. Theater credits: Pittsburgh Public Theater, Phoenix Theatre, and more. Mariel received the Individual Artist Grant from the Indiana Arts Commission in 2007. She was awarded a Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis and was an On-Ramp cohort with the Indiana Arts Commission. She is the founder and artistic director of the Indy Dance Council and Indy Dance Festival.  
Richard J Roberts
Dramaturg
Richard J Roberts
Dramaturg
This is Richard’s 34th season with the IRT, and his 26th as resident dramaturg. He has also been a dramaturg for the New Harmony Project, Write Now, and the Hotchner Playwriting Festival. He has directed IRT productions of A Christmas Carol, The Cay, Bridge & Tunnel, The Night Watcher, Neat, Pretty Fire, The Giver, The Power of One, and Twelfth Night. Other directing credits include Actors Theatre of Indiana, the Phoenix, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, and the Edyvean. Richard studied music at DePauw and theatre at IU and was awarded a Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis.
Nathan Garrison
Stage Manager
Nathan Garrison
Stage Manager
This is Nathan’s 28th season at the IRT. He has also worked with Center Stage in Baltimore, Utah Shakespeare Festival, and Brown County Playhouse; and he is a company member with the Indianapolis Shakespeare Company.
Claire Simon CSA
Casting
Claire Simon CSA
Casting
Based in Chicago, Claire Simon CSA has worked with the IRT for the past 24 years on casting more than 40 productions, including Clue, Oedipus, Sense and Sensibility, Murder on the Orient Express, Twelve Angry Men, You Can’t Take It With You, Holmes and Watson, Noises Off, Appoggiatura, and many more. Other regional credits include Syracuse Stage, Asolo Theatre, Lyric Opera, Milwaukee Rep, and the Tony Award–winning Million Dollar Quartet. TV credits include Empire, Easy, Sense8Chicago FireChicago PD, Crisis, and Betrayal. Film credits include Divergent, Contagion, Unexpected, and Man of Steel. Claire has won two Artios Awards.

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