The Gospel at Colonus
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Shakespeare in the Park has wrapped up its summer season, but the Public Theater is not ready to leave the Delacorte Theater just yet. In this collaboration with the Onassis Foundation USA, the company celebrates the 35th anniversary of this 1985 Pulitzer Prize finalist: a Pentecostal gospel-musical retelling of Sophocles' Oedipus story, directed by librettist Lee Breuer (of the venerable avant-garde troupe Mabou Mines) and featuring original music by Bob Telson. Among the performers in the six-performance run are the Blind Boys of Alabama, the Legendary Soul Stirrers and the Rev. Dr. Earl F. Miller (in the preacher role originated by Morgan Freeman). Tickets are free and are distributed the same way as tickets for Shakespeare in the Park. Glory be!