A Particle of Dread
Congratulations to Thuy Duong, an acting alumna from the Department of Theatre Arts, on her acceptance to Juilliard! Particle of Dread.jpg As a society, Northern Ireland is currently preoccupied with issues relating to the past.

In A Particle of Dread, Sam Shepard takes one of the most famous plays in history—Oedipus Rex—and transforms it into a modern American classic.In this telling, Oedipus, King of Thebes, prophesized to kill his father and marry his mother, alternates between his classical identity and that of contemporary “Otto.” A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations) Playhouse, Derry **** “That’s where it all begins,” says a forensics expert at the scene of a brutal murder, pointing at scuff marks in the desert sand. In this telling, Oedipus, King of Thebes, prophesized to kill his father and marry his mother, alternates between his classical identity and that of contemporary "Otto." Director Nancy Meckler, and a fair share of the cast and crew here now, worked on it there: on stage were Stephen Rea, LLoyd Hutchinson, Brid Brennan, and Judith Roddy. In A Particle of Dread, Sam Shepard takes one of the most famous plays in history—Oedipus Rex—and transforms it into a modern American classic.In this telling, Oedipus, King of Thebes, prophesized to kill his father and marry his mother, alternates between his classical identity and that of contemporary “Otto.” Herring prepares for ‘A Particle of Dread’ Each year faculty directors submit about three plays with considerations on what types of plays to produce. Particle of Dread had a go-round about this time last year in Ireland. A Particle of Dread is probably a better play than the staging mounted by Nancy Meckler, an able director who has had great success with other Shepard plays and who first directed this production for Field Day in Derry, Northern Ireland. They look for an American classic, a musical or Shakespeare play, a play with a focus on a specific culture and, … A PARTICLE OF DREAD (Oedipus VariatiOns) by Sam Shepard 6M, 2W As a young man, Oedipus is told by a seer that he will grow up to kill his own father and marry his mother. Particle of Dread had a go-round about this time last year in Ireland. A Particle of Dread Dance and Theatre Field Day Theatre Company was founded by Stephen Rea and Brian Friel in 1980 and immediately established itself as the leading independent theatre voice in Ireland. In A Particle of Dread, Sam Shepard takes one of the most famous plays in history--Oedipus Rex--and transforms it into a modern American classic. Reading time 6 minutes. Herring prepares for ‘A Particle of Dread’ Each year faculty directors submit about three plays with considerations on what types of plays to produce. A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations) by Sam Shepard Directed by Nancy Meckler Cast:Brid Brennan as (Jocasta / Jocelyn), Lloyd Hutchinson (Uncle Del / Traveler / Tiresias / Maniac of the Outskirts), Jason Kolotouros (Harrington), Matthew Rauch (Randolph), Stephen Rea (Oedipus / Otto), Aidan Redmond (Laius / Larry / Langos), Judith Roddy (Antigone / Annalee). In A Particle of Dread, Sam Shepard takes one of the most famous plays in history--Oedipus Rex--and transforms it into a modern American classic. In A Particle of Dread, Sam Shepard takes one of the most famous plays in history—Oedipus Rex—and transforms it into a modern American classic.In this telling, Oedipus, King of Thebes, prophesized to kill his father and marry his mother, alternates between his classical identity and that of contemporary “Otto.”

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