This is a story about love: the love of a mother and the love of a wife. And how one woman – Queen Jocasta – must do all she can to bury the secret that threatens to destroy that love.
Through a modern retelling of the classic Oedipus story – from Queen Jocasta’s perspective – Governor General Award winner Nancy Huston succeeds brilliantly in challenging the norms of moral authority. In a fight to preserve the life she cherishes, Jocasta is prepared to accept the “unacceptable,” encouraging us to question our own traditional notions of right and wrong. Jocasta Regina is a play that celebrates our human need for joy, passion, and love, but above all, it is a play that begs for a societal return to rational thought.
“Enhanced by refreshingly ironic commentary…the story has been deconstructed, reshaped and widened.” Montreal Gazette (2013)
Directed by: Clayton Jevne
Costumes by: Clara Van Horn-Foy
Cast (alphabetically): Autumn Antonsen as Ismene, Geli Bartlett as Eudoxia, Montgomery Bjornson as Oedipus, Catriona Black as Coryphaeus, Amber Landry as Antigone, and Wendy Magahay as Jocasta.
Preview: May 2 @ 8pm
8pm shows: May 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20
2pm show: May 6, 13, 20
Ticket prices: $14 regular, $10 seniors (60+) /students/unwaged
May 2 – Preview is $7
Wednesday May 10 is Pay-What-You-Wish admission
Theatre Inconnu is located at 1923 Fernwood Road (across the street from the Belfry Theatre).
We are wheelchair accessible