Skip links

The Gospel at Colonus

By Lee Breuer, with music by Bob Telson
Directed by Jennifer L. Nelson
Music Direction by e’Marcus Harper-Short
Starring William T. Newman Jr. as Oedipus
Produced in Collaboration with Minister Becky Mays Jenkins and The Women’s Ecumenical Choir

February 23 – March 26, 2017
Opening/press night: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Avant Bard theatre proudly presents the legendary African American musical The Gospel at Colonus, a soaring celebration of transcendence and the fragility of life. The Gospel at Colonus transforms Sophocles' timeless tale of the last days of Oedipus into a parable for our times. Its message of redemption is sorely needed. With its epic poetry and magnificent score, The Gospel at Colonus reminds us that out of the deepest sorrows, the highest and most uplifting hope can emerge.

Please select a performance
 
 

If you have a promotion code, you can enter it at checkout and your discount will apply then.

Avant Bard mainstage shows are always affordable:

Previews (7:30 pm): PAY WHAT YOU WILL
Thursday (7:30 pm): PAY WHAT YOU WILL
Friday (7:30 pm): $30
Saturday Matinee (2:00 pm): PAY WHAT YOU WILL
Saturday Evening (7:30 pm): $35
Sunday Matinee (2:00 pm): $35
Industry Night (7:30 pm): $10


Single ticket buyers may exchange their tickets for any performance of equivalent or lesser value. If exchanging for a performance of higher value, single ticket buyers must pay the difference when they arrive at the Box Office.


JOIN US FOR A PAY WHAT YOU WILL PERFORMANCE
As a part of our dedication to affordable, intimate theatre, all previews and Saturday matinee performances at WSC Avant Bard are Pay What You Will! “Pay What You Will” means that you can name your ticket price, any price, at the door (and you can reserve a Pay What You Will online in advance with a $10 minimum).


SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR GROUPS
Single tickets for groups of 10 or more are $10 each. For more information or to make a reservation for your group, call 703-418-4808.