by Richard Schechner and Saviana Stanescu, directed by Richard Schechner
At four different ages, from four different perspectives, the mother/wife of Oedipus enacts the events of her life. The play moves through time, portraying Yokasta, mother of Oedipus, at four different ages, played by four different actresses. Yokasta is presented as an optimistic teen, an angry young woman, a happily married woman, and an older woman who makes rounds of talk shows telling the hosts about her famous life and complaining that nobody has written a play about her. The effect is a multi-faceted play contrasting tragedy, irony, sexuality, murder, and intellect. "YokastaS" juxtaposes the innocence of girlhood with the brutality of women's fate in history. "Each Yokasta has her own experience," says Schechner, "like Rashomon."
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Theater: La Mama (annex)
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New York, NY 10003
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