Atlanta playwright Phillip DePoy is premiering his Gothic murder mystery, “Edward Foote,” at the Alliance Theatre’s Hertz Stage from March 27 to April 19.ARTS-Foote EdwardFoote_ed_showart-hi

The show takes some inspiration from the story of Oedipus in that the plot revolves around a familiar stranger who arrives in an Appalachian community in the 1930s.

“For quite some time now I’ve been interested in telling mythological narratives in new, unique ways,” DePoy said, “especially as inspired by Joseph Campbell’s statement that the current iteration of Oedipus is standing on the corner of 43rd Street, waiting for the light to change.”

The cast includes Jeremy Aggers, Lowery Brown, Steve Coulter, Ann Marie Gideon, Trevor Goble, Bethany Anne Lind and Hayley Platt.

Chris Coleman is directing the show. DePoy is the music director.

Performances are Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2:30 and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $25 and are available at the Woodruff Arts Center box office, by phone at 404-733-5000 and online at www.alliancetheatre.org/edwardfoote.