Our favorite written response comes from a great gentleman of the theater, and our dear friend and resident director Nick Olcott who writes:
This play is flat-out brilliant. It is a perfectly realized tragedy. Everyone’s shameful actions are fully human, disturbingly understandable, and completely inevitable.
And the modernity of the tragedy is breathtaking — no one is undone. Their lives go on as before. Oedipus doesn’t need to blind himself — he was blind from the start.
I described it to Michael Tolaydo as a cross between “Crime and Punishment” and “Heartbreak House”. Our comfortable lives have become our crime and simultaneously our punishment.
Brilliant play, superb production.
I haven’t stopped thinking about it.