Roger Robinson will star as 'Oedipus' in the upcoming Ebony Repertory Theatre production, THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS.

Roger Robinson will star in the upcoming Ebony Repertory Theatre production, THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS.

*Los Angeles, CA — Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT – Founder/Producer Wren T. Brown) announced today that they will present the Pulitzer Prize Finalist and Tony Award-nominated production of “The Gospel at Colonus” starring Tony Award-winner Roger Robinson (Joe Turner’s Come and Gone) as Oedpius.

 The acclaimed production, conceived and adapted by Lee Breuer (Mabou Mines’ Trilogy) and music by Bob Telson (Lincoln Center Theater’s Chronicle of a Death Foretold), is a soul stirring dramatic-musical which takes place within the framework of a Pentecostal church service set against the tragic Greek background of the story of Oedipus at Colonus, in which the exiled king Oedipus seeks a place where he may be properly buried.  ERT’s production, directed by Andi Chapman (Actors Co-op’s Steel Magnolias – Drama-Logue Award for Outstanding Director), will commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Los Angeles Premiere.

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