A Czech-Slovakian co-production, written and staged by Slovak director Lukáš Brutovský, with a mixed artistic team and cast, spoken in both languages, Iokasté is focused on this figure from Greek mythology. By giving Jocasta a central role and a voice she never had, the show tells the story of a queen who has always been “on the fringes of men, theatre characters and authors”. Even in Oedipus Rex, Sophocles only concedes her an oblique importance, when her suicide is described by a messenger. Iokasté opposes a feminist vision, a clash of Antiquity with the present, of myth with #MeToo. Taking advantage of the similitude and difference between the Czech and Slovak languages, combining the poetry of a contemporary text with a strong body movement and visual component, Iokasté investigates the roots of misogyny, anti-feminism and toxic masculinity, from Sophocles to Donald Trump.
written and directed by Lukáš Brutovský
dramaturgy Miro Dacho dramaturgical collaboration Lenka Dombrovská set design Pavel Borák object on the stage Juraj Poliak costumes Zuzana Hudáková video Matouš Ondra choreography Martin Talaga
cast Jana Oĺhová, Petr Konáš, Juraj Poliak
co-produced by Prague City Theatres (Czech Republic), The Slovak Chamber Theatre – SKD Martin (Slovakia)
opening 28 Oct 2022 Slovak Chamber Theatre (Martin, Slovakia) playing time 1:05 Ages 14 and up
Show in Czech and Slovak, Portuguese subtitles