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Mar 17, 2003
Mar 17, 2003
Segal Theater

An Open Rehearsal-Selected Scenes
Presented by the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center
and the Ph. D. Program in Theatre, The Graduate Center, CUNY.

yocastaYokastaS, a play written by Staviana Stanescu and Richard Schechner and directed by Schechner explores the central figure of Yokasta–Oedipus’s Queen-Mother-Wife by presenting theatregoers with four Yokastas, each representing distinct parts of her life and different approaches to her experiences. Audiences see Yokasta as a pre-teen, a young woman, a happily married woman, and an older woman who intelligently recollects all aspects of her life.

Immediately following the selected scenes join Marvin Carlson, Sidney E. Cohn Professor of Theatre at the CUNY Graduate Center, who will moderate a discussion on adaptations of Greek tragedy. The discussion will feature Richard Schechner, director of the production, University Professor at NYU and founder of the seminal avant-garde 1960s theatre troupe, The Performance Group, as well as Saviana Stanescu, the co-author of this feminist rethinking of the Oedipus myth.

The program previews the East Coast Artist’s World Premiere of YokastaS, presented at La MaMa, E.T.C.
Showing at the Martin E. Segal Theatre
Monday, March 17th , 2003, 6:30 p.m. FREE
Seating is limited and on a first-come first-served basis. No reservations required.