Oedipus Doesn’t Live Here Anymore Director, Jason Klarwein, raises the curtain on this World Premiere production.
The play is a thrilling, hilarious and fast theatrical ride that takes one of the oldest family tragedies in the Western world and mashes it with social media, modern commentary and cutting edge language.
Oedipus Doesn’t Live Here Anymore was a two-year journey for acclaimed local playwright, Queensland Premier’s Drama Award winner Daniel Evans (The China Incident, I Want to Know What Love Is, I Should Have Drunk More Champagne). Evans’ project was selected from 121 entries for the prestigious award by unanimous decision for its creativity, its muscular style of writing and its forward thinking.
“This is a work about how we respond to tragedy in 2015. How we swallow it, how we sell it, how we ignore it, how we inflict it (often on the ones we love most), how we celebrate it, and how we move on (... or, scroll on, perhaps to a cat meme),” Evans said.
QTC Artistic Director Wesley Enoch said the play “speaks to a new audience with a young and vital voice, and invites the next generation of makers and lovers of theatre into the building; it’s exciting, heartbreaking, thrilling and uncomfortable – everything great theatre should be.”
“When Oedipus Doesn’t Live Here Anymore was first read in front of an audience it was like a gasp of excitement and shock. You found yourself revolted and excited, moved to tears and laughing so hard you got a stitch,” Enoch said.
Oedipus Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
23 May to 13 June at the Bille Brown Studio, The GreenHouse
Tickets are available at queenslandtheatre.com.au or by calling 1800 355 528
Warning: Very high coarse language, adult themes, high level of violence, stobe lighting, smoke and haze
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