On the Misconception of Oedipus

Production still for "On the Misconception of Oedipus". L-R: Natasha Herbert as Jocasta, Richard Pyros as Oedipus. Photographer: Jeff Busby

On the Misconception of Oedipus

By Zoe Atkinson, Matthew Lutton & Tom Wright

10 August 2012 – 26 August 2012 Beckett Theatre

Malthouse Theatre, Perth Theatre Company,

Devised Theatre Co-Production

We know how the Oedipus story ends: he murders his father and unwittingly marries his mother. But where did this shattering tragedy begin? On the Misconception of Oedipus turns its eye to Jocasta and Laius, the parents who birthed a child that would bring about their downfall, and in so doing brought into the world more than a man — they created a myth.

Production still for "On the Misconception of Oedipus". Daniel Schlusser as Laius. Photographer: Jeff Busby
Production still for "On the Misconception of Oedipus". L-R: Daniel Schlusser as Laius, Natasha Herbert as Jocasta, Richard Pyros as Oedipus. Photographer: Jeff Busby
Production still for "On the Misconception of Oedipus". L-R: Natasha Herbert as Jocasta, Richard Pyros as Oedipus. Photographer: Jeff Busby
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Production still for "On the Misconception of Oedipus". Daniel Schlusser as Laius. Photographer: Jeff Busby

Production still for "On the Misconception of Oedipus". L-R: Daniel Schlusser as Laius, Natasha Herbert as Jocasta, Richard Pyros as Oedipus. Photographer: Jeff Busby

Production still for "On the Misconception of Oedipus". L-R: Natasha Herbert as Jocasta, Richard Pyros as Oedipus. Photographer: Jeff Busby

Creatives

Zoe Atkinson

Zoe Atkinson

Set Designer, Devisor, Costume Designer

Tom Wright

Tom Wright

Writer, Devisor

Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson

Lighting Designer

Matthew Lutton

Matthew Lutton

Director, Devisor

Kelly Ryall

Kelly Ryall

Sound Designer, Composer

Daniel Lammin

Daniel Lammin

Assistant Director

Alice Fleming

Alice Fleming

Stage Manager

Acknowledgements

Co-produced with Perth Theatre Company.

Production Program