The Comedy of Oedipus

Oedipus’s arrival in Thebes (Egypt, NOT the Greece you might be expecting) ushers in rapid-fire technological advancement, but solving the the city’s inequality and corruption prove to be riddles more vexing than any sphinx in this cutting political allegory by celebrated—and banned in his native Egypt—playwright Ali Salem.

The Comedy of Oedipus:
You’re the One Who Killed the Beast

Ali Salem (translated by Pierre Cachia and Desmond O’Grady)
directed by Mera Kathryn Corlett

November 30-December 9
Thu-Fri-Sat @ 7:30 and Sat @ 2:00



Highlighting the collision of traditional culture with contemporary technology—and, at its heart, the many riddles of human corruption and inequality that “advancement” doesn’t address—this regional premiere play introduces audiences to a voice whose works in his homeland brought him acclaim, fame, notoriety, and exile.

Tickets for evening shows are $15 adult and $10 student/senior. Tickets for Saturday matinees are $10 adult and $8 student/senior. House opens 30 minutes before curtain and seating is general admission. Parking is on-street (parallel, no meters) or in the lot behind the building. For info or reservations, call 502.589.0084 or email boxoffice@commonwealththeatre.org. All CTC students are entitled to a comp ticket to a performance of the show.