Photo Flash: First Look at Ghost Road Company's JOCASTA
To start the new year, The Ghost Road Company has announced its production of Jocasta: A Motherf**king Tragedy, conceived and directed by Brian Weir. Developed in workshop by the company, the show is set to open on Friday, January 11, at 8pm. The run will continue on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights through February 10 at the Broadwater Main Stage in Hollywood.
The cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Christine Breihan, Adam Dlugolecki, Max Faugno, Kimberly Glann, Jen Kays, and Katharine Noon. Set design is by Francois-Pierre Couture, lighting design is by Brandon Baruch, costume design is by Vicki Conrad, sound design is by Cricket Myers, original music is by Jakob Berger, and fight direction is by Ronnie Clark. The stage manager is Manichanh Kham, and Mark Seldis produces for The Ghost Road Company.
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. This at once disturbing and darkly comic theatrical work, explores modern feminism, the nature of fate, and what it takes to regain control of one's own destiny.
Said director Weir, "We started creating this play long before the #metoo movement. As each misdeed comes to light, as each woman steps forward, it highlights the insight of the Greeks who wrote so adeptly about human psychology. For this play, I wanted to focus on Oedipus' wife/mother, the one character who did no wrong but paid the price ten-fold. I also wanted to shine a light on some of the other much-maligned female characters, to show how women have paid for the actions of men for time immemorial."
Opening is set for Friday, January 11, at 8pm. The regular running schedule is Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 7pm through February 10. All seats are $25 and are available online at www.ghostroad.org or by calling (310) 281-8341. The Broadwater Main Stage is located at 6322 Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood, 90038.
Max Faugno, Jen Kays
Kimberly Glann, Adam Dlugolecki, Max Faugno, Katharine Noon, Christine Breihen
Katharine Noon, Christine Breihan, Jen Kays, Adam Dlugolecki
Jen Kays, Christine Breihan
Jen Kays, Adam Dlugolecki
Christine Breihan, Katharine Noon, Adam Dlugolecki
Adam Dlugolecki, Christine Breihan, Katharine Noon, Kimberly Glann