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Calendar, Night&Day Ancient is the New Contemporary

Ancient is the New Contemporary

Playwright Luis Alfaro grew up in the Pico-Union district of Los Angeles and learned to find contemporary stories in ancient works. He does so again with Bruja, a reimagining of Euripides’ Medea set in the Mission District, with the young…
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Culture, Stage Hello mother, goodbye father: <i>Oedipus el Rey</i> doesn't work as a tragedy

Hello mother, goodbye father: Oedipus el Rey doesn't work as a tragedy

Luis Alfaro isn't the first playwright to apply an ancient Greek template to a modern American story. Nor will he be the last to end up with an uneven play on his hands as a result. In Oedipus el Rey,…
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