The Comedy of Oedipus

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Opened 18 Jun 2013
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

'The Comedy of Oedipus' is Egyptian playwright Ali Salem's hilarious, surreal, but always relevant reinvisioning of Sophocles' classical tragedy in the Thebes of Ancient Egypt - only this land of pharoahs and pyramids has popularity contests and papparazzi, too, and however hard Oedipus tries to modernise his people's thinking, they only worship him more. This satire not only captures the absurdities and incongruities of mass communication, it throws a strong dimension into today's Egypt and its societal and political challenges and dreams for the future.

Part of the Shubbak Festival 2013