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By Sophocles
Directed and Adapted by Jenny Koons
ASL Adaptation by Andrew Morrill and Alexandria Wailes
Co-produced by Deaf West Theatre
September 1 - October 1, 2022

In this visually rich and innovative reimagining of Sophocles’ classic play, Oedipus  unfolds as a murder mystery, a political thriller, and a psychological whodunit. Throughout this fabled story of patricide and family complexities, King Oedipus is confronted not only with legacy and destiny but also culture and language. This reimagined production will center American Sign Language and incorporate present day technology bringing new artistic facets to a classic piece of Greek literature.

Oedipus  will be performed in American Sign Language (ASL) and spoken English.

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September 1 – October 1, 2022
8:00 p.m. PT
Getty Villa, Outdoor Theater

Previews: $25
Thursdays: $40 general, $36 senior/student
Fridays: $42 general
Saturdays: $48 general

Oedipus  deals with adult subject matter that is not recommended for persons under the age of 12.

Running time is approximately 90 minutes, no intermission.

Parking is $10 after 6:00 p.m.

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Jenny Koons


Jonaz McMillan

ASL Choreographer Assistant 

Yee Eun Nam

Projection Design

DJ Kurs

DWT Artistic Director

Alexandria Wailes

Co-ASL Choreographer

Tanya Orellana

Scenic Design

Jojo Siu

Costume Design

Andrew Morrill

Co-ASL Choreographer

Jared A. Sayeg

Lighting Design

Peter Bayne

Music & Sound



Getty is a cultural and philanthropic institution dedicated to the presentation, conservation, and interpretation of the world’s artistic legacy. 

Each fall, the Getty features a classical tragedy or comedy in the Getty Villa's dramatic Outdoor Theater, a venue modeled after ancient Greek and Roman theaters.

How to Get to The Getty Villa

The Getty Villa is located at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, one mile north of Sunset on PCH.


See Hours, Directions, Parking for directions and parking information.


Deaf West’s collaborative involvement on Oedipus  is made possible through the generous support of our partners Lloyd E. Rigler - Lawrence E Deutsch Foundation, The Brookside Fund, Kenneth Mikos, The Shubert Foundation, Norris Foundation, Friars Charitable Foundation, California Community Foundation, Ford Foundation, and The Edward A. & Ai O. Shay Family Foundation, as well as our 2022 season sponsors, National Endowment of Arts, California Arts Council, Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the Department of Cultural Affairs of the City of Los Angeles.

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