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Nine Years Theatre's modern adaptation of Oedipus Rex stars (from left) Neo Hai Bin, Hang Qian Chou, Mia Chee and Timothy Wan. The classic tragedy Oedipus Rex, one of the greatest plays ever written, will be Nine Years Theatre's first live production in almost a year.

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“In Oedipus, the pandemic is much more than just a sickness. It’s a powerful thing that shakes the foundations of belief and thought amongst people. It forces its characters to reflect on the past and think about the future . . . It is through such a traumatic event that people are compelled to stop and investigate their actions and consequences.” - Cherilyn Woo, who is helming the production.

A centuries-old play sheds light on the pandemic

First performed in 429 BC, Oedipus Rex is being revived by acclaimed company Nine Years Theatre.
08/01/2021 - 05:50

CAN a 2,450-year-old theatre play help us find comfort and catharsis in this pandemic? Nine Years Theatre certainly thinks so. The acclaimed theatre company is adapting Oedipus Rex, one of the greatest plays ever written, for its first live production in almost a year.

Oedipus tells the

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