Fabulous genre-queer performance ensemble post have showcases of their Oedipus Schmoedipus at APAM, the Australian Performing Arts Market, on Friday 26 Feb.
Oedipus Schmoedipus takes the all-time greatest plays, picks out the death scenes, mixes them together and hands them back to the people. After all, death belongs to everyone.
For this mammoth undertaking of gore, laments, requiems and war cries, Australia’s silliest/smartest theatre makers,post, are joined by 25 volunteers – a new cast rehearsed fresh for each performance. Cunningly and cleverly carried off, Oedipus Schmoedipus is a democratic theatrical extravaganza two-and-a-half thousand years in the making. 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 classics to confront the great unknown. This is their bid for theatre history –either to join it, or wreck it.