Jocasta Rising

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Jocasta Rising is a version of the Oedipus myth written by Carol Michèle Kaplan.

Perfoemance history in South Africa

2004: Directed by Carol Michèle Kaplan as part of the Artscape New Writing Programme. Sets and costumes designed by Peter Cazalet. Lighting designed by Kobus Rossouw. Sound designed by Andrew Michau. Visual art and graphic design by Iaminawe. Music composed by Shaun Michau and David Baudains. Stage manager: Alfred Rietmann.

Cast - Actress: Cindi Sampson. Little girl Jocasta: Naima Sebe or Tammy Cairncross. Teenage Jocasta: Quanita Adams. Antigone: Amrain Ismail-Essop. Hag: Cindi Sampson. Business Man: Sizwe Msutu. Sick man: Irvine van der Merwe. Runaway girl: Quanita Adams. Homeless man: Thembani Luzipho. Tourist Woman: Nicole Crozier. Oedipus: Matthew Wild. Creon: Peter Butler. Jocasta: Denise Newman. Little Girl: Naima Sebe or Tammy Cairncross. Messenger: Peter Butler.


Review by Wilhelm Snyman published in Cape Times, 15 July 2004.

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