Gates Ferry Series: What is Truth?
Reading: Wednesday, September 19 at 7:30PM
Edith Kutz Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center
Workshops: September 8, 9, 15 & 16 from 1:00 - 4:00PM (Call to register)
Staged reading led by guest artists Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso. "Truth un-avoided." Oedipus will try to escape his predicted fate only to collide with the dire consequences of doing so.
About Gates Ferry Lecture Series: What is Truth?
Led by guest lecturer's Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso featuring three readings, one production, classes and workshops built around classic texts. In this time of "Fake News" and "Alternative Truths" and convenient omission of the facts we are forced to ask "What is Truth? And does it really matter?". Both these questions have served as the core inquiry of our greatest playwrights over the last two thousand years. The theatre allows us to see man's encounter with this mightiest and perplexing concept. We can see how they encounter it, try to escape it, hide from it, expose it and deny it, how it affects their lives and the consequences endured through its encounter. Does the truth matter, we think it does.
The September 19 reading will be preceded by a master class on the weekends of September 8th and 9th and September 15th and 16th from 1-4 PM Twenty five interested participants selected from the University and the community will read and explore “Oedipus Rex” under Kim and Occhiogrosso’s guidance with a focus on how the play tackles the question “What is Truth?” and how specifically it addresses the concept of “Truth Un-Avoided.” Select “Oedipus Rex” master class participants will be invited to join Kim and Occhiogrosso as members of the chorus in the September 19th public reading.