We understand that Eric Dufault’s Year of the Rooster is a play about chicken. Sign us up! We’ll chase it with a slow-roasted bird: garlic stuffed under the skin, a cut lemon inside, and . . . what’s that? It’s a play about a chicken? A gamecock. Oh. Well, that’s another thing altogether.
Let’s whet a different appetite by introducing Oedipus Rex, who’s not a tragic Greek king this time around. He’s a big nasty fighting rooster, and his human, Gil, risks everything on the fight in Oedipus. Both tragic and funny, Stray Cat Theatre’s production runs through Saturday, December 20, at 132 East Sixth Street in Tempe. Saturday, December 6’s performance begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 to $25 at www.straycattheatre.org or 480-227-1766.
Fridays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m.; Thursdays, 7 p.m. Starts: Dec. 5. Continues through Dec. 18, 2014