So my friend Ben Newton and I wrote a play called Blinding Pains — a sit-com sequel to Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex. After blinding himself in horror upon learning he’d murdered his father and married his mother, Oedipus moves to Phoenix, opens a restaurant (a Greek-Mexican fusion joint called Oedipus Mex), and attempts to rebuild his life.
Of course, any self-respecting sit-com needs a theme song. Here’s ours:
Ghost Light Theatricals proudly presents a night of two world premiere plays based on the story of Oedipus: Matt Lyman’s Mother PhΩcker followed by Blinding Pains by Ben Newton & David van Wert.
Performing at The Seattle Center: TPS Theatre 4, Center House, 4th Floor, Seattle, WA
November 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, & 21 at 7:30pm, and November 22 at 2:00pm.
Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets.
The Oedipal Duplex features the work of: Heather Amos, Rob Bergquist, Kasey Brockwell, Geb Brown, Val Brunetto, Becky Chong, Trish Cosgrove, Justin Emerick, Philip Fox, Matt Gilbert, Brenan Grant, Jalyn Green, Will Hardyman, Rachel Kunze, Adam London, Matt Lyman, Nick Matthews, Vittoria Micalizzi, Ben Newton, Jesse Putnam, Beth Raas, Andrew Rekdahl, Jen Ross, Stephen Scheide, Erin Sheehy, Sarah Simmons, Susan Smoots, Marlon Taylor, David van Wert, Daniela Vrablik-Melgar, Julia Welch, Carolynne Wilcox, Allison Wooldridge and Dan Yost.