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A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations)


  • Playwright

    Sam Shepard 

  • Adapted / Translated From


  • Setting

    The American west

  • Synopsis

    A retelling of Oedipus Rex as a modern thriller.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Laius/Larry/Langos Frank Laverty
Oedipus/Otto Stephen Rea
Jocasta/Jocelyn Bríd Brennan
Antigone/Annalee Judith Roddy
Uncle Del/Traveler/Tiresias/Maniac of the Outskirt Lloyd Hutchinson
Harrington Iarla McGowan
Randolph Caolán Byrne
Production Team  
Director Nancy Meckler
Set Designer Frank Conway
Lighting Designer John Comiskey
Costume Designer Lorna Marie Mugan
Costume Assistant Katie Crowley
Sound Designer Sam Jackson
Composer Neil Martin
Special Effects Seán McArdle
Assistant Director Sarah Baxter
Design Assistant Avril Lahiff
Project Manager Angela McCloskey
Production Manager Lisa Mahony
Stage Manager Clare Howe
Assistant Stage Manager Patsy Hughes
Assistant Stage Manager Maeve Sweeney
Scenic Artist Liz Barker
Set Build Ian Thompson
Artist Neil Shawcross
Photography Ros Kavanagh
Casting Maureen Hughes
Dialect Coach Brendan Gunn
Technical Drawing Adrian Durkan

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Boals, Winnett & Associates

  • Address

    262 W. 38th St. Suite 1207
    New York

  • Phone

    212 500 1424

  • Email


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.