Theatre Inconnu presents:
by Nancy Huston
May 2 (preview)
May 4 (opening) continuing until May 20
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
Reservations and Ticket Sales
Through TICKET ROCKET: ticketrocket.co <http://ticketrocket.co> or 250-590-6291 (a $2.50 surcharge will be added).
Directly through THEATRE INCONNU: Phone (250) 360-0234 or by Email: email@example.com
Complimentary tickets, special needs seating, and subscribers (please note that a subscription does not guarantee seating without a reservation): need to reserve directly through Theatre Inconnu.
Ticket prices: $14 regular, $10 seniors (60+) /students/unwaged
May 2 – Preview is $7
Wednesday May 10 is Pay-What-You-Wish admission
The show is about 2 hours long, including one intermission.
Theatre Inconnu is located at 1923 Fernwood Road (across the street from the Belfry Theatre).
For parking we suggest the side streets west of Fernwood Road as these do not have parking restriction signs.
We are wheelchair accessible
The play is 2 hours long, including intermission.