The Gospel at Colonus


Let the weeping cease. Let no one mourn again... Now lift us up in a blaze of glory.

Avant Bard theatre proudly presents the legendary African American musical The Gospel at Colonus, a soaring celebration of transcendence and the fragility of life.  The Gospel at Colonus transforms Sophocles' timeless tale of the last days of Oedipus into a parable for our times. Its message of redemption is sorely needed.  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 Pay What You Will Thursdays and Saturday Matinees

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Box Office Phone: 703-418-4808

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 02/22/2018 - 03/25/2018
Sunday 02:00pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday ---
Thursday 07:30pm--
Friday 07:30pm--
Saturday 02:00pm07:30pm-
Important Dates
Performer Role
Production Personnel


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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