Luis Alfaro’s Chicanx adaptation of the classic Greek play tells the story of Oedipus as he approaches the end of a lengthy prison sentence and is ready to taste his long-awaited freedom. But physical liberation comes at a price, and life on the outside proves its own kind of prison ruled by a cruel and violent fate. Based on Sophocles’ classic tale, Oedipus El Rey is an urgent examination of modern institutions, social barriers, and the power of storytelling for those bold enough to challenge the gods of our time.

Oedipus, El Rey by Luis Alfaro

Directed by Gisela Cardenas

Produced by eSe Teatro/ ACT Theatre, Seattle.


Javonna Arriaga

Rose Cano

Fernando Cavallo

Maristela Diaz

Robert Fuentes

Erwin Galan

Carter Rodriguez