“Oedipus Tyrannus” is an Athenian tragedy first performed in 429 BC. The play is based on Oedipus, a man who becomes the king of Thebes, destined from birth to murder his father and marry his mother. The play focused on the hero’s downfall as a result of his own faults.
Jason Alberty, Mount Mercy’s drama coordinator, approached the play through the use of a stylized image of classical drama. Performers wore masks to reflect the essence of each character. The cast made the masks with the help of a local artist. Though the set and costumes were simple, they were appropriate, effective and placed emphasis on acting.