The Gospel at Colonus (1985)


The legendary gospel musical that transforms Sophocles’ timeless tale of the last days of Oedipus into a parable for our times. With its epic poetry and magnificent score, The Gospel at Colonus reminds us that out of the deepest sorrow, the highest and most uplifting hope can emerge.

A soaring celebration of transcendence and the fragility of life, the story combines Greek tragedy and African American heritage. An inspiring fusion of black church gospel combined with blues and Motown.


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Directing:
  • Kirk Browning
Release Date: 1985
IMDb icon 8.2/10
The Gospel at Colonus The Gospel at Colonus