Review: Oedipus: Sex with Mum Was Blinding in Brooklyn

A scene from Oedipus: Sex with Mum Was Blinding at BAM Fisher. Photo by Eleni Sakellis

BROOKLYN – The myth of Oedipus has long been an inspiration to artists from ancient times to the present. The tragedy by Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus (Oedipus the King), opens with the city of Thebes suffering from a plague which will end once the murderer of the previous king, Laius, is found. Oedipus searches for the killer unaware that he himself is in fact the killer. The truth is eventually revealed that Oedipus unwittingly fulfilled the prophecy that said he would …

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