Byron Nelson hosting ‘Oedipus the King’ play Dec. 7-9
Byron Nelson hosting ‘Oedipus the King’ play Dec. 7-9
Posted on 12/05/2017
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Byron Nelson High School will host its winter drama production, “Oedipus the King,” in early December, with students telling the classic tale by the Greek artist Sophocles.

The “Oedipus” production will run from Thursday, Dec. 7, to Saturday, Dec. 8, with performances slated for each day at 7 p.m. Additionally, a special matinee performance will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday. All performances will take place at the school’s performing arts center, located at the front of the school at 2775 Bobcat Blvd. in Trophy Club.

Tickets can be purchased at the PAC beginning 45 minutes before each performance. Student tickets cost $5, while adult tickets cost $10. All Northwest ISD employees and Gold Card members receive free admission.

“Oedipus the King” is a classic Greek tragedy contemplating man’s existence, as scripted by Sophocles, with Byron Nelson using Robert Fagles’ translation of the work. In the play, Oedipus leaves his home to escape his perceived destiny only to learn he may have actually fulfilled the prophecy.