The Gospel at Colonus

THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS

ADAPTATION AND ORIGINAL LYRICS BY LEE BREUER
ADAPTED LYRICS BY LEE BREUER AND BOB TELSON
MUSIC BY BOB TELSON
PRODUCTION BY MARK J.P. HOOD AND CHARLES NEWELL

Soulful and stirring, The Gospel at Colonus reimagines the story of Oedipus as the centerpiece of an African American Pentecostal church service. A redemptive celebration, this one-of-a-kind theatrical event breathes new life into a classic myth with a score of powerful gospel music. A bold collaboration from an extraordinary team of artists led by Mark J.P. Hood and Charles Newell, The Gospel at Colonus builds upon the strengths and experiences of its artists to bring this nationally-touring Broadway smash hit to life with new clarity on Chicago’s South Side.


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