On the streets of north London, Eddy, a modern-day Oedipus, dreams of a better life. After hearing a fortune teller’s disturbing prediction, he resolves at all costs to avoid shagging his own mum. But sure enough he finds himself in the prophetically maternal arms of an East End café manager and the very incestuous bed he sought to avoid.
In this in-your-face operatic retelling of the Oedipus tale, composer Mark-Anthony Turnage (Anna Nicole, 2013 Next Wave) transports Sophocles to an apocalyptic 1980s London, plagued by police violence, racism, and socioeconomic decay. Cleverly combining cockney-accented profanity and irreverent drama with Turnage’s audacious score and an outstanding four-person cast, Greek is an incisive, brash contemporary statement on fate and family.
MUST BE A FULL-TIME STUDENT OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES TO QUALIFY FOR TICKET PURCHASE. Sales are capped at maximum 2 tickets per person. We try our best to ensure that parties of two are seated together. However, due to limited seating availability, there is a small chance you and your guest might receive separate seating.
Sales start on 11/19 at 12:00PM.
Price: $35 (+ 2.40 Eventbrite Fee), for Orchestra 2 seats.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
All guests must be currently registered students at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and present valid student ID at ticket pick-up.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
All sales are final and non-refundable. Guests are responsible for picking up their tickets within the GSAS offices hours of operation, and arriving to the theater on time. Ticket pick-up starting November 26th at 107 Low Library.