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By Sam Shepard

In A Particle of Dread, Sam Shepard takes some of the most well-known performs in history—Oedipus Rex—and transforms it right into a sleek American vintage. during this telling, Oedipus, King of Thebes, prophesized to kill his father and marry his mom, alternates among his classical identification and that of up to date “Otto.” His spouse (and actual mother), Jocasta, is usually referred to as Jocelyn, and his antagonist (and precise father) is divided into 3 characters, Laius, Larry, and Langos. present-day policemen from the Southwest stand in for the Greek refrain as they examine the homicide case. Dazzlingly creative, ringing with the timelessness of delusion, A Particle of Dread is an unforgettable paintings that grapples with questions of storytelling and destiny—the narratives that we move down, and the way they form our lives. it's a play that lingers within the brain lengthy when we end the final scene.

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