Jocasta: A Motherf**king Tragedy

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Reviews: 6

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An alcoholic tattoo artist, a kid who's been swimming laps for 25 years, an ex- con, and a woman who believes she can see the future help Jocasta when she is awakened from a dream into a literal nightmare, discovering her husband Oedipus is also her son. In this at once disturbing and darkly comic theatrical work, LA's Ghost Road Company explores modern feminism, the nature of fate, and what it takes to regain control of one's own destiny.

Reviews

Shari Barrett
"The Ghost Road Company is one of Los Angeles' premiere theatre ensembles dedicated to the creation of new work for the stage. The company is unique in its approach, having developed its own methods of collaborative development over many years. So when I heard they were re-imagining the story of Oedipus, calling it JOCASTA: A MOTHERF**ING TRAGEDY conceived and directed by Brian Weir, I was intrigued to say the least. But after seeing the show, I am not quite sure how to write about it other than to say it was visually stunning to watch but confusing to the point of distraction."

sour - Shari Barrett - Broadway World - ...read full review


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"In Jocasta A Motherf**king Tragedy, Brian Weir and the Ghost Road Theatre Company have taken Sophocles' classic tale of Oedipus and window-dressed it for the “#metoo” movement. Unfortunately they have taken away the classical Greek costume of the high-heeled cothurni and the silk chitons, for the garb of a cheerleader."

sour - Ernest Kearney - ...read full review


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"This is a brilliant and wild imagining of Jocasta's realization of that fact, when she hits reality like a brick wall and her world falls down around her ears. ...The performances are remarkable. Coldly calculated, passionately played."

sweet - Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review


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"Conversely, Faugno, who fares the best in this production, displays palpable passion for his lover. The actor commits fully to a range of emotions and holds the audience's attention throughout the evening. As Chrys, a pedophilia victim who now swims endlessly in his late molester's pool, Dlugolecki also acquits himself admirably, while Breihan does as well as she can with an ill-conceived role. On the whole, though, this production is a misguided exercise."

sweet-sour - Iris Mann - Stage Raw - ...read full review


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"There are moments that feel like a doorway to a powerful production - but we never really get to walk through it. If you're a huge fan of the Greeks, there's enough here to chew on."

sweet-sour - Anthony Byrnes - KCRW - ...read full review


Steven Stanley
"Theatergoers who go for the avant-garde may find more to go for in Jocasta: A Motherf**King Tragedy than this reviewer. Those who prefer less experimental fare are advised to go elsewhere."

sour - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review


Shari Barrett
"The Ghost Road Company is one of Los Angeles' premiere theatre ensembles dedicated to the creation of new work for the stage. The company is unique in its approach, having developed its own methods of collaborative development over many years. So when I heard they were re-imagining the story of Oedipus, calling it JOCASTA: A MOTHERF**ING TRAGEDY conceived and directed by Brian Weir, I was intrigued to say the least. But after seeing the show, I am not quite sure how to write about it other than to say it was visually stunning to watch but confusing to the point of distraction."

sour - Shari Barrett - Broadway World - ...read full review


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"In Jocasta A Motherf**king Tragedy, Brian Weir and the Ghost Road Theatre Company have taken Sophocles' classic tale of Oedipus and window-dressed it for the “#metoo” movement. Unfortunately they have taken away the classical Greek costume of the high-heeled cothurni and the silk chitons, for the garb of a cheerleader."

sour - Ernest Kearney - ...read full review


Avatar
"This is a brilliant and wild imagining of Jocasta's realization of that fact, when she hits reality like a brick wall and her world falls down around her ears. ...The performances are remarkable. Coldly calculated, passionately played."

sweet - Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review


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"Conversely, Faugno, who fares the best in this production, displays palpable passion for his lover. The actor commits fully to a range of emotions and holds the audience's attention throughout the evening. As Chrys, a pedophilia victim who now swims endlessly in his late molester's pool, Dlugolecki also acquits himself admirably, while Breihan does as well as she can with an ill-conceived role. On the whole, though, this production is a misguided exercise."

sweet-sour - Iris Mann - Stage Raw - ...read full review


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"There are moments that feel like a doorway to a powerful production - but we never really get to walk through it. If you're a huge fan of the Greeks, there's enough here to chew on."

sweet-sour - Anthony Byrnes - KCRW - ...read full review


Steven Stanley
"Theatergoers who go for the avant-garde may find more to go for in Jocasta: A Motherf**King Tragedy than this reviewer. Those who prefer less experimental fare are advised to go elsewhere."

sour - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review