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Running Time 1 hour, 30 minutes
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
September 17-18, 2021 at 7:30pm
September 19, 2021 at 5:00pm
Prairie Meadows Riviera Amphitheater at Riverview Park - Des Moines

FREE AND OPEN TO ALL
Official Website: pyramidtheatre.org

Presented by Pyramid Theatre Company and Des Moines Performing Arts

FREE OUTDOOR PRODUCTION
September 17-19

Prairie Meadows Riviera Amphitheater at Riverview Park - Des Moines

This summer, Pyramid Theatre Company and Des Moines Performing Arts (DMPA) are partnering to present Pyramid's production of The Gospel at Colonus, a dynamic musical adaptation of Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus by Lee Breuer. The Gospel at Colonus will be the first musical production under Pyramid’s belt and will be co-directed by Ken-Matt Martin, former Executive Director and Tiffany Johnson current Producing Artistic Director joining forces to create a beautiful weekend of celebrating, uplifting and embracing our community. 

Set in the context of a Black Pentecostal service, this production follows the 2,400 year old myth of Oedipus’ at the end of his life, highlighting themes of forgiveness, redemption, life and love. With the lively musical performances and dance to gospel and blues scores, The Gospel at Colonus is a riveting experience from beginning to end.

This poignant production is unique in the way it highlights Black music, joy and pain, in an incredible experience that anyone can immerse themselves in. The Gospel at Colonus debuted at the BAM Harvey Theater as part of the Brooklyn Academy of Music's inaugural Next Wave Festival in 1983. The musical features a book, original lyrics, and direction by Breuer, and original music, adapted lyrics, and music direction by Bob Telson.

Open auditions will be held on July 16 6-8 pm and 17 from 1-5 pm at the Stoner Theater (located within the Des Moines Civic Center). 

Pyramid and DMPA are inviting local Black owned businesses to set up a booth to promote their business for the weekend. 

Please visit Pyramid’s website to sign up for open auditions, vendor sign-up, and more production details.

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Event Details

Running Time 1 hour, 30 minutes
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
September 17-18, 2021 at 7:30pm
September 19, 2021 at 5:00pm
Prairie Meadows Riviera Amphitheater at Riverview Park - Des Moines

FREE AND OPEN TO ALL
Official Website: pyramidtheatre.org
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