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Oedipus Schmoedipus - Post


Wed 6 May 2015, 7:30pm–8:45pm
Thu 7 May 2015, 7:30pm–8:45pm
Fri 8 May 2015, 7:30pm–8:45pm
Sat 9 May 2015, 2:00pm–3:15pm
Sat 9 May 2015, 7:30pm–8:45pm
Sun 10 May 2015, 5:00pm–6:15pm

Where: Arts House - North Melbourne Town Hall, 521 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Full: $30.00
  • Conc: $20.00
  • Student: $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: kristy26

A great big festival of shuffling-off-the-mortal-coil, from a bunch of Australia’s silliest/smartest theatre makers: post.

Oedipus Schmoedipus takes several hundred of the all-time greatest plays, picks out the death scenes, mixes them together and hands them back to the people. Cunningly and cleverly carried off (no pun intended), it’s a theatrical extravaganza two-and-a-half thousand years in the making.

For this mammoth undertaking, post are joined by 25 volunteers, a new cast rehearsed fresh each night. From gore to laments to requiems to war cries, post sifted through the Great Truths of the Classics to pull out the juiciest stuff and find the true universal.

Fed up with white men staging the deaths of white men in plays written by white men, the white ladies of post have pirated the theatrical canon in order to confront the great unknown.

This is not ‘Shakespeare in an Hour’. Death belongs to everyone. post’s work is joyful and dark, stupid and smart, down-home and over the top.

Oedipus Schmoedipus is their bid for theatre history – either to join it, or wreck it.

'...brilliant…shockingly funny to watch.' – The Australian