Full Length Play
Time Period - New Millennium/21st Century
Settings Of Play - Casitas Bonitas: A private, walled-in women’s desert resort, and other locations. 2005
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Bare Stage/Simple Set
Alcohol, Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes, Smoking
College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
From Off-Broadway, Lambda Award for Drama
Winner! 2011 LAMBDA Literary Award for Best LGBT Play!
Irreverent theater group The Five Lesbian Brothers get their greasy prints on a classic. Oedipus at Palm Springs follows the dark adventure of two couples on a retreat to the desert resort town. While new parents Fran and Con try desperately to jump-start their sex life, May-December love bunnies Prin and Terri can't keep their hands off each other. What begins as a hilarious, boozey weekend takes a horrific turn after a secret is revealed. Two parts comedy with a shot of tragedy shaken over ice, Oedipus at Palm Springs is a brave examination of the messy guts of relationships.
"Along the way to the inevitable dark twist is much lightness and enlightenment to revel in-- not just a lot of zingy one-liners about commitment, gay life in America, parenthood, and growing older, but also a real sense of these four women as women, friends, and lovers... It may be the saddest comedy you'll ever see." - The Boston Globe
"Richly funny as it is, Oedipus at Palm Springs is also a serious inquiry into the unforeseen extremities of despair that can attend the search for a pure and lasting love." - The New York Times
"Sensitive storytelling." - New York Magazine
Oedipus at Palm Springs premiered at the New York Theatre Workshop in New York City in July 2005 under the direction of Leigh Silverman.