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Antaeus Archive:

2014 Season

The Curse of Oedipus

June 12 – August 10, 2014

Written by: Kenneth Cavander
Directed by: Casey Stangl

A curse lies upon the land of Thebes and its ill-fated rulers—Oedipus the King, Jocasta the Queen, Creon the high counselor—a curse that reiterates generation upon generation.

The suffering of the people provides a battleground where the gods Apollo and Dionysus contend for power over the mortal realm. Author Kenneth Cavander, director Casey Stangl, and the actors of Antaeus Company have distilled the legends of three generations into a single evening of drama, telling the story of a land and people caught in a web of pride and self-destruction.


Recommended for Ages 16+


APOLLO: Mark Bramhall, Barry Creyton
DIONYSUS: John Apicella, Stoney Westmoreland
CREON: Josh Clark, Tony Amendola
OEDIPUS: Ramón de Ocampo, Terrell Tilford
JOCASTA: Rhonda Aldrich, Eve Gordon
TEIRESIAS: Fran Bennett, Bernard K. Addison
ANTIGONE: Joanna Strapp, Kwana Martinez
ISMENE: Lily Nicksay, Lindsay LaVanchy
HAIMON: Adam J. Smith, Dylan John Seaton
POLYNEICES: Brian Tichnell, J.B. Waterman
ETEOCLES: Patrick Wenk-Wolff, Douglas Dickerman
THESEUS: Lee Jones, Jonathon Lamer
CHORUS 1: Ned Schmidtke, Philip Proctor
CHORUS 3: Rafael Goldstein, Cameron Oro
CHORUS 4: Harry Fowler, Christopher Clowers
CHORUS 5: Elizabeth Swain, Reba Waters Thomas
CHORUS 6: Kitty Swink, Susan Boyd Joyce
CHORUS 7: Belen Greene, Desirée Mee Jung
CHORUS 8: Anna Quirino-Miranda, Sylvie Mae Baldwin / Keri Safran
DRUMMER: Geno Monteiro, Adam Meyer

*member, Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S. This production is presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Los Angeles Membership Company Rule

Production Team

Scenic Designer: Pierre-François Couture
Sound Designer: Jeff Gardner
Costume Designer: E.B. Brooks
Production Manager & Properties Designer: Adam Meyer
Stage Managers: Lara E. Nall & Kristen Weber
Assistant Director: Rachel Barney Needleman
Technical Director: R. Scott Thompson

“Spending time with the Ancients has rarely if ever been as exhilarating…”- StageScene LA


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