800-448-7469 Mon-Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm CST

Welcome to Dramatic Publishing!

Jocasta

Jocasta

By Sandra Perlman.

Product Code: J71000

  • Full-length Play
  • Comedy | Drama | Tragedy
  • Cast size: 3w.

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout the World.

* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$9.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

In stock

Synopsis

Jocasta combines both comedy and tragedy in the story of three women—mother, daughter and servant—bound together by blood and loyalty. In this new twist on the Oedipus complex, we take a look at the myth from Jocasta's complex point of view as a wife, devoted mother and conflicted daughter. On the night before Jocasta is to marry Oedipus, her mother, Ismene, arrives with a beautiful wedding gown. Ismene, a bawdy, hard-drinking tiger mom who loves being the mother of the queen, comes on a mission to convince Jocasta that being queen again will finally bring her happiness. And so begins a familiar mother-daughter dance. They drink wine and confess their sins in a night they will always remember—and we will never forget. Jocasta is hopeful, radiant and ready for the marriage bed one more time. Ten years later, children have been born, and Ismene is dead. Jocasta is consumed with the bitter reality that the Oracle's predictions have been fulfilled. She will do anything to spare all of her children the shame she thinks is coming. Iris lives to make her queen happy. Saved from death, this young woman would lie, cheat or die for Jocasta. Now her maidservant must be her only witness and comfort. These are strong and complex women who struggle against their fate—and sometimes one another. But their love and devotion is the link that binds them together in life and death.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code J71000
  • Cast Size 3
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 90 min

Categories

  • Target Audience College and Adult
  • Performing Group College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre
  • Genre Comedy | Drama | Tragedy
  • ISBN(13) 9781619590281
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Media Reviews

"Jocasta … has stepped out of the mythological shadows and taken center stage." -American Theatre magazine

"Engages both the heart and the mind. … There are times when laughter and sadness are in close juxtaposition." -The Monterey Herald