New York Premiere of Sam Shepard's A PARTICLE OF DREAD, with Stephen Rea
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Overview

Stephen Rea in the Field Day production of A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations), 2013. Photo by Ros Kavanagh.

 

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Signature and Ireland’s renowned Field Day Theatre Company are thrilled to present the U.S. premiere of 1996-97 Playwright-in-Residence Sam Shepard’s A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations). This dark, fragmented, modern-day take on Oedipus Rex premiered in Derry, Ireland, and features a cast of actors from both sides of the Atlantic.

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RESIDENCY

Legacy Program

A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations) contains use of herbal cigars and smoke effects. 

IMAGE: Sam Shepard. Photo by Gregory Costanzo.

 Field Day gratefully acknowledges the support provided by The Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

 

Preview

A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations) Trailer

2014 Signature Theatre Production Photos


Photos by Matthew Murphy.

2013 Field Day PRODUCTION PHOTOS


Photos by Ros Kavanagh.

Explore

The Music of PARTICLE OF DREAD (Oedipus Variations)

A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations) First Rehearsal

Meet and Greet Photos


Set model created by Scenic Designer Frank Conway. 

IMAGE: Photo by Gregory Costanzo.

Backstage

Nancy Meckler on the set of A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations)

Meet the Cast of A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations)

Who’s Who

Cast

Jocasta / Jocelyn: Brid Brennan
Uncle Del / Traveler / Tiresias / Maniac of the Outskirts:
Lloyd Hutchinson
Harrington:
Jason Kolotouros
Randolph:
Matthew Rauch
Oedipus / Otto:
Stephen Rea
Laius / Larry / Langos:
Aidan Redmond
Antigone / Annalee:
Judith Roddy

Brid Brennan, Lloyd Hutchinson, Stephen Rea, and Judith Roddy are appearing with the permission of Actors’ Equity Association. Signature Theatre gratefully acknowledges Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance of this production.

Creative Team

Scenic Design: Frank Conway
Costume Design: Lorna Marie Mugan
Lighting Design: Michael Chybowski
Sound Design: Jill BC Du Boff
Original Music: Neil Martin
Dialect Coach: Kate Wilson
Production Stage Manager: Amanda Michaels
Casting: Telsey + Company, William Cantler, CSA and Karyn Casl, CSA

Preview

A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations) Trailer

2014 Signature Theatre Production Photos


Photos by Matthew Murphy.

2013 Field Day PRODUCTION PHOTOS


Photos by Ros Kavanagh.

Explore

The Music of PARTICLE OF DREAD (Oedipus Variations)

A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations) First Rehearsal

Meet and Greet PHOTOS


Photos by Gregory Costanzo.

Backstage

Nancy Meckler on the set of A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations)

Meet the Cast of A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations)

Performance Info


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