Oedipus Machina is a bold new interpretation of one of the greatest dramas ever written, Oedipus Rex. This powerful tragedy tackles themes of destiny versus free will in a story of a king who is prophesied to kill his father and marry his mother. Inspired by award-winning playwright Ellen McLaughlin’s adaptation of Sophocles’ play, Odyssey Theatre Ensemble’s Oedipus Machina draws on fascinating modern ideas, such as the theory that the Oedipus story is based on the monotheistic Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten and the hypothesis that ancient civilizations had contact with extraterrestrials. But don’t worry; they haven’t transformed this timeless tale into an episode of Stargate. These provocative ideas are merely a subtly influence that lend a modern vibrancy to a classic.