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Oedipus at Palm Springs

Regional Premiere

By The Five Lesbian Brothers
Directed by Kathryn Wood

July 12 – 22, 2018

Gateway Theatre
215 Jackson Street  Map It

Star and co-director of last season’s hit Gertrude Stein and a Companion, Kathryn Wood returns to direct this hysterical and shocking comedy by the masters of lesbian wit.

The play 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, boozy 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.

The New York Times called the play “brave, funny and quite lovable” when they reviewed it in 2005.

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Pictured L to R: Elaine Jennings as Prin and Jensen Power as Terri in OEDIPUS AT PALM SPRINGS by The Five Lesbian Brothers, directed by Kathryn Wood. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Gateway Theatre (formerly the Eureka Theatre). Photo by David Wilson.

Pictured L to R: Elaine Jennings as Prin and Jensen Power as Terri in OEDIPUS AT PALM SPRINGS by The Five Lesbian Brothers, directed by Kathryn Wood. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Gateway Theatre (formerly the Eureka Theatre). Photo by David Wilson.

Pictured L to R: Elaine Jennings as Prin and Jensen Power as Terri in OEDIPUS AT PALM SPRINGS by The Five Lesbian Brothers, directed by Kathryn Wood. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Gateway Theatre (formerly the Eureka Theatre). Photo by David Wilson.

Pictured L to R: Elaine Jennings as Prin and Jensen Power as Terri in OEDIPUS AT PALM SPRINGS by The Five Lesbian Brothers, directed by Kathryn Wood. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Gateway Theatre (formerly the Eureka Theatre). Photo by David Wilson.

Pictured (L - R) Eliza Gibson (Fran); Aj Davenport (Joni); Desiree Rogers (Con); Jensen Power (Terrie); Elaine Jennings (Prin) in OEDIPUS AT PALM SPRINGS by The Five Lesbian Brothers, directed by Kathryn Wood. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Gateway Theatre (formerly the Eureka Theatre). Photo by David Wilson.

Pictured (L – R) Eliza Gibson (Fran); Aj Davenport (Joni); Desiree Rogers (Con); Jensen Power (Terri);  Elaine Jennings (Prin) in OEDIPUS AT PALM SPRINGS by The Five Lesbian Brothers, directed by Kathryn Wood. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Gateway Theatre (formerly the Eureka Theatre). Photo by David Wilson.

Pictured L to R: Desiree Rogers as Con and Eliza Gibson as Fran in OEDIPUS AT PALM SPRINGS by The Five Lesbian Brothers, directed by Kathryn Wood. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Gateway Theatre (formerly the Eureka Theatre). Photo by David Wilson.

Pictured L to R: Desiree Rogers as Con and Eliza Gibson as Fran in OEDIPUS AT PALM SPRINGS by The Five Lesbian Brothers, directed by Kathryn Wood. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Gateway Theatre (formerly the Eureka Theatre). Photo by David Wilson.

Pictured: Desiree Rogers as Con in OEDIPUS AT PALM SPRINGS by The Five Lesbian Brothers, directed by Kathryn Wood. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Gateway Theatre (formerly the Eureka Theatre). Photo by David Wilson.

Pictured: Desiree Rogers as Con in OEDIPUS AT PALM SPRINGS by The Five Lesbian Brothers, directed by Kathryn Wood. A Theatre Rhinoceros Production at the Gateway Theatre (formerly the Eureka Theatre). Photo by David Wilson.