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The Blind Boys of Alabama in The Gospel at Colonus

The Gospel at Colonus

1985 NR

Experimental theater director Lee Breuer and composer Bob Telson transform Sophocles's Oedipus at Colonus into a one-of-a-kind gospel extravaganza in this celebrated 1985 performance filmed live in Philadelphia. Originally televised as part of the PBS "Great Performances" series, the production stars a commanding Morgan Freeman as the Messenger and the Blind Boys of Alabama, who collectively play the role of Oedipus.

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