This reworking of the Oedipal myth focuses on Queen Jocasta who was fated to marry her son. A highly theatrical piece using heightened language and incorporating the wild Furies and the seductive Sphinx, Jocasta revisits timeless themes of free will and determinism, but with a fresh slant in the light of current debates over genetic determinism and the personal accountability of politicians, CEOs and individuals.
'[A] very powerful play. Its language combines the heightened style of classical Greek drama with a contemporary clarity and economy.' Michael Edgar, Artistic Director, CentrStage Theatre Company

  • tragedy
  • 80
  • 9 total
  • 5 female identifying, 4 male identifying
  • 18+
  • young adult, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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