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Center for Contemporary Opera: Outcast at the Gate


Outcast at the Gate is a drama about refugees: a blind old man, supported by his daughter, seeking food and shelter. It is also a drama of redemption: the old man is “stained to the core of his existence,” and at the same time somehow innocent: he is Oedipus, former king of Thebes, who has unwittingly killed his father and married his mother. The end will reveal him as a prophet, blind, but leading his daughters and the King of his new homeland to a miraculous appointment with the waiting Gods.


  • Aaron Theno, Oedipus
  • Kristina Bachrach, Antigone
  • Anna Laurenzo, Ismene
  • David Gordon, Stranger
  • Eric McKeever, Theseus

Creative Team

  • Sara Jobin, Conductor
  • Sara Erde, Director
  • Brent Funderburk, Collaborative Pianist and Coach
  • Tracey Woolley, Production Stage Manager


Leonard Nimoy Thalia

Expected Run Time is 90 minutes

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