Even thousands of years after it was written, Sophocles’ Oedipus the King is still the ultimate tale of family dysfunction (in case you forgot, he murders his father and marries his mother. Ew). In the new punk-rock multimedia piece Oedipus Loves You, the Dublin-based Pan Pan Theatre updates the classic for modern times, moving all the sexual tension and intrigue to the suburbs, where Oedipus is a dad who loves a good backyard barbecue and the blind sage Tiresias is a Freudian analyst and ex–glam rocker (which we presume explains why he opens the show wearing nothing but high heels). Expect plenty of loud thrash-metal and wicked Irish humor.
May 25-June 1, 8 p.m., 2008
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 20, 2008