The Gospel at Colonus


AVANT BARD PRESENTS the legendary African American musical The Gospel at Colonus, a soaring celebration of transcendence and the fragility of life. It transforms Sophocles’ timeless tale of the last days of Oedipus into a parable for our times. The music is an inspiring fusion of Black church gospel with blues and Motown. The show’s message of redemption is sorely needed right now. With its epic poetry and magnificent score, The Gospel at Colonus reminds us that out of the deepest sorrows, the highest and most uplifting hope can emerge.


Presented by WSC Avant Bard

Show Type
Running Time
90 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$10 - $35

Discount Tickets Available Artist, Fringe button, and Arlington neighbor discounts

Visit Show Website

Box Office Phone: 703-418-4809

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 02/23/2017 - 03/26/2017
Sunday 2:00pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday ---
Thursday 7:30pm--
Friday 7:30pm--
Saturday 2:00pm7:30pm-
Important Dates

Extra Performances

  • 03/20/2017 - 7:30pm
Performer Role
William T Newman, Jr Oedipus
DeMone . Singer Oedipus
A.J. Calbert Thesus
Greg Watkins Polyneices
Tiffany Byrd Antigone
Ashley Buster Ismene
e'Marcus Harper-Short Creon
Chauncey Matthews Balladeer
Rafealito Ross Chorus/Choir
Branden Mack Chorus/Choir
Production Personnel
Jennifer L. Nelson
Costume Designer
Danielle Preston
Set Designer
Tim Jones
Sandra Holloway
Musical Director
e'Marcus Harper-Short
Lighting Designer
John D. Alexander
Bob Telson
Book Writer
Lee Breuer
Lee Bruer
Minister Becky Mays Jenkins and the Women's Ecumenical Choir


Gunston Arts Center - Theater 2
2700 S Lang St, Arlington, VA 22206

Getting There

  • Crystal City (Blue/Yellow Line)
  • Pentagon (Blue/Yellow Line)
  • Check website for bus and taxi information from Metro Stop


  • Free onsite parking


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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