Hands On - The Public Theater - The Gospel at Colonus

09/09/2018 8:00 pm












"An exhilarating musical celebration" The New York Times

THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS, one of the most powerful, soul-stirring shows in theater history, makes a triumphant return to New York, lighting up the Delacorte Theater this September.

Set in the context of a black Pentecostal service, THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS is an exuberant re-telling of Sophocles’ classic Oedipus at Colonus. With the ground-shaking thunder of a gospel revival meeting, this Obie-winning adaptation celebrates the 2400-year-old myth of Oedipus’ redemption with a rousing gospel and blues score. Conceived, adapted, and directed by MacArthur Genius Grant winner Lee Breuer, with music composed, arranged, and directed by Academy Award nominee Bob Telson, THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS is a one-of-a-kind show featuring more than 40 powerhouse voices including gospel legends the Blind Boys of Alabama and the Original Soul Stirrers.

THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS - Sunday, September 9, 2018 @ 8pm

Interpreters for THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS:

Deborah Barton, Brandon Kazen-Maddox & Ummi Modeste 

Interpreter Director:  Maleni Chaitoo

Tickets: Free

Limit: 2 tickets per person

PLEASE NOTE:  Priority it always given to Deaf audience members.  Any reservation without Deaf people will be placed on a waiting list to first accommodate Deaf audiences.

The Gospel at Colonus is performed at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.
The Central Park entrances closest to the theater are at 81st Street and Central Park West or 79th Street and Fifth Avenue.

Webpage: http://publictheater.org/en/Free-Shakespeare-in-the-Park/

For ticket information and other questions, contact Hands On: info@handson.org

Tickets must be picked up between 6:15 and 7:30pm from the Hands On Rep at the Box Office.  After 7:30 your reservations are no longer valid.

The Delacorte Theater is easily accessible from the B, C and 6 subway lines, as well as from the M2, M3, M4, M10 and M79 bus lines. Once in the Park, follow the footpath to the Delacorte Theater.

For those traveling by car, please note that there are no parking facilities in the Park.

Accessibility/Additional Information:

PLEASE NOTE: The interpreted section is not wheelchair accessible.

If you have questions about accessibility, please contact Hands On.