Oedipus Schmoedipus is about death: real death, fake death, and the Western theatrical canon. It’s joyful and dark, stupid and smart, hilarious and confronting.

An ambitious epic and an intentionally impossible task, Oedipus Schmoedipus takes dozens of the great theatre classics, picks out the death scenes, mixes them together and hands them back to the people.

For this mammoth undertaking of gore, laments and requiems, post are joined by a new cast of 25 locals for the performance. It’s a democratic theatrical extravaganza – there really isn’t anything quite like it.

“A live-action take on cartoon violence…slyly funny, completely chaotic and messily exhilarating.”
The Guardian

 

Age Suitability: Over 12 years

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. This project/organisation is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

WE WANT YOU!

PLAY DEAD with POST

Be part of the national tour of Oedipus Schmoedipus.

Tread the boards with post.

 

Oedipus Schmoedipus

Saturday, March 24 at 7.30pm

A show by Sydney company post, as presented by Country Arts SA

Oedipus Schmoedipus features death scenes from several hundred of the greatest plays of all time, patched together then brought to life Frankenstein-style. It’s a great big festival of shuffling-off-the-mortal-coil from Australia’s silliest/smartest theatre bunch, post (Zoë Coombs Marr, Mish Grigor and Natalie Rose). Their work is joyful and dark, stupid and smart, down-home and OTT. Oedipus Schmoedipus is their bid for theatre history – either to join it, or wreck it!

This is where you come in…

The show will star a new cast of volunteers every night and we want you to be one of them.

 

VOLUNTEERING:

Who are we after?

We want you, your nan, your cousins and their cousin’s work friends. Absolutely everyone.

You don’t need any experience at all.

In fact we’d rather prefer you didn’t have any.

You will rehearse with post on the day of performance.

You won’t need to memorise anything.

There is a whole range of roles and you won’t be asked to do anything you aren’t comfortable with.

All participants will be provided with a light meal and one complimentary ticket to the show.

 

Sign-up
 If you’re up for a fun, crazy challenge then register your interest here.

Oedipus Schmoedipus is supported by

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