The Darker Face of the Earth Staged Reading

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Bowen Theatre -The Drake Performance and Event Center

1849 Cannon Drive, Columbus, OH 43210


Rita Dove’s The Darker Face of the Earth re-imagines the Sophoclean tale of Oedipus on a plantation in antebellum South Carolina. The play premiered at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 1996, and since then it has been performed across the United States and England. Tom Dugdale (Theatre, OSU) directs a reading of Dove’s play, featuring a cast of student and professional actors. Following the performance, Dove will participate in a discussion moderated by Tom Hawkins (Classics, OSU).

Please Note: This performance is free of charge and general admission. However, seating is limited. Please submit the below webform to secure yourself a seat. Maximum  of 4 tickets per person.

You will receive a confirmation of your order. If you do not receive a confirmation within 48 hours, your seats have NOT been secured. If you do not receive a confirmation, you may follow up with Carolyn Jakubczak (Ticket Office Manager) at 614-292-7258


Reservation Agreement
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