Oedipus at Palm Springs
by Maureen Angelos, Lisa Kron, Dominique Dibbell, Peg Healey
Full Length Play, Dark Comedy / 5f
Winner! 2011 LAMBDA Literary Award for Best LGBT Play!
Oedipus at Palm Springs follows the dark adventure of two couples on a retreat to the desert resort town.
- Winner! 2011 LAMBDA Literary Award for Best LGBT Play!
"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
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- Strong Language
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $90 per performance
- Time Period: New Millennium/21st Century
- Duration: 105 Minutes
- Setting: Casitas Bonitas: A private, walled-in women’s desert resort, and other locations. 2005
TERRI – (mid-30s*) Prin’s lover. A younger, post-gay lesbian and a stu-dent. A devoted lover, dependent on Prin.
CON – (40s) A feminist lesbian. Fran’s life partner, co-parent of Basil, an industrious hospital administrator, sexually frustrated.
FRAN – (40s) Soft butch. Con’s life partner, bio-mom of Basil. Ex-business partner and long-time devoted friend of Prin. Sexually disinterested.
JONI – (60s) Blind manager of Casitas Bonitas, painter and soothsayer. One thirty-eighth Native American.
- All Female
- Ensemble cast
The age difference between Prin and Terri must be 15 years or more.
Oedipus at Palm Springs premiered at the New York Theatre Workshop in New York City in July 2005 under the direction of Leigh Silverman.