Oedipus and Jocasta

Giorgi Maisuradze, Director: Elene Matskhonashvili


Puppet Show in 1 Act

“Oedipus and Jocasta” is a modern Georgian dramatic version of the King Oedipus story, the most tragic tales in Greek Mythology, where puppets interpret the main heroes.

Iliauni Theatre shall give the stage to the Puppets to recount one of the fatal narratives of the world drama, which, developing in parallel with Sophocles “Oedipus Rex” creates a version that differs completely from Classical interpretation. Jocasta of this modern play is a more active character than Oedipus, and the story, as classics should, resounds with the same magnitude as centuries ago in Ancient Greece.

Director, Designer and Musical Arrangement: Elene Matskhonashvili
Puppet Designer: Vakho Koridze
Technical Director: Tekle Pedrovi

The Cast:

Oedipus – Levan Saralidze
Jocasta – Nino Papiashvili
Chorus – Irakli Kvergelidze
Puppeteers – Malkhaz Gabunia, Tea Kitsmarishvili, Maia Malkhazishvili, Natia Sheshaberidze, Alika Tsekvashvili, Natia Khmiadashvili.

Air from Igor Stravinski’s opera and Aphex Twins music is used in the performance

Duration of the performance 70 minutes without intermmission
First Performance – 14 February 2020




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