A SPHINX LANDS IN CORINTH

(A Staged Reading)

A Sphinx Lands in Corinth

Dead bodies fill the streets of Thebes, and King Creon is to blame.  Sent into exile to atone for what he’s done, he soon stumbles into the world of a different play altogether – one where he could potentially earn his right to rule again.  Bridging the previously unknown gap between the Oedipus Cycle of Sophocles and Euripides’ Medea, this bold re-imagining of classical drama explores the cyclical nature of tragedy and redemption.

CREATORS

Playwright: Ryan Borochovitz

Mentor: Adam Seelig

Special Thanks: Molly Thomas, Dr. Robert Fothergill, and Dr. Marcia Blumberg

DURATION

120 minutes

SCHEDULE

Wednesday May 25, 2pm

PLAYWRIGHTS-IN-RESIDENCE

The emphasis of this program is on the process of developing a full draft of a script for the stage. Playwrights work on their own time, and with a Professional Artist Mentor. Playwrights meet with each other throughout the season to share their processes and learn from each other. Professional actors read the play in a table read two months before the Festival. This gives the playwright a chance to learn about their work and about how to conduct a professional writing development process.  A formal staged reading of a full draft of each script is presented as part of the Festival for a public audience.