- Nominated Best Play, Best Production, including a LA Drama Critics Circle.
Undeniably ambitious ... it’s prime stuff —
“FIVE STARS… brilliantly directed… a trip well worth taking, revealing the entire story of the classic legend one riveting layer at a time. It is a rich and deep dramatic presentation Looking for real entertainment that is also concurrently truly mentally stimulating? Then get yourself over to the Antaeus Theatre and enjoy “The Curse of Oedipus.” Its tales of intrigue and human foibles remain vital even today. ” —
“Splendid drama… a spellbinding production… build[s] to a crescendo of thematic power and complexity… impressively accomplished… vigorously audacious” —
“WOW… Spending time with the Ancients has rarely if ever been as exhilarating as it is in Kenneth Cavander’s The Curse Of Oedipus. Cavander tells his three-generational saga in language both contemporary and classic [as it] moves lickety-split from dramatic start to thrilling finish, sparked by all-around superb performances.” —
STAGE SCENE LA
“Playwright Kenneth Cavander's found the ideal collaborator in The Antaeus Company for finessing his smartly-written, easily comprehensible, two-and-a-half hour narrative. The original themes (lust for power, right and wrong, the priorities of love over loyalties) need no updating to the current times.”—
“A brawny and muscular drama … Coming in at 2½ hours, which flies-by without notice, Antaeus has solidified its reputation as a producer of radiant theatre. Suicide, murder, eyes punctured, deadly brotherly rivalry… and it’s all such fun!... see this!”—
“In a daring move, writer-translator Kenneth Cavander has taken up these [original] plays—and other ancient sources—and blended them into a single, epic drama. His concise, direct, athletic renderings present them new-minted, with a curiously modern thrust. There’s plenty of grim laughter along with the blood and death.”—
ARTS IN LA
“Casey Stangl's beautiful, skillful staging — performed confidently and clearly… droll repartee… smart and lean. The blend of sounds and words allows the emotions underlying Cavander's play to swell and retreat, like breathing.” —
Rebellious genius, aristocrat, and early feminist Florence Nightingale defies convention and the combined power of the British government to revolutionize the practice of medicine.
Daily Express, London
Emotively involving crisis of faith
Sunday Daily Express, London
An intense, rewarding portrait
The Observer London
First seen at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, based on tales from Boccaccio's Decameron, directed by the author, and subsequently produced at several regional theatres and on Broadway.
Sophisticated, hilarious, immensely clever
Throw caution to the winds and go see Boccaccio
3-part series for television tracing the tumultuous history of an interracial marriage between an African-American G.I. and a white English girl through two generations after WW2.
The subject has rarely been explored dramatically with more candor and more raw power
The New York Times
Los Angeles Times
A riveting and complex tale.
New York Daily News
3-evening series of plays for London's Royal Shakespeare Company inspired by 10 classic Greek dramas.
The story, addressed to a public coming fresh to the legends, is spellbinding.
Astonishing, daring, and brilliant.
Weekend Review, London
A marvellous narrative and a healing myth.
The Guardian, London
A love story set in the strange and enigmatic world of the Shakers, who combined austere discipline with haunting songs and wild flights of imagination as they communed with the Saints and their founding genius, Mother Ann. The Open Eye, New York, directed by the author.
Mr. Cavander has created something extraordinary.
2-evening epic drama that combines all the parts of the famous myth scattered among the ancient traditions into a seamless narrative, linked by satiric commentary from watching Olympians. Williamstown Theatre Festival
A remarkable achievement
New Haven Register
Theatre as it should be
The story of the great general and the bloody aftermath of his sacrifice of his daughter for the sake of an ill-conceived war, leading in the end to a miraculous resolution, reconceived for a post 9/11 audience. Arena Stage, Washington, D.C.
Agamemnon and his Daughters is flat out entertaining.
Kenneth Cavander's madly paced, entertaining adaptation ... tells the story.
It sure as hell is gripping.
Washington City Paper
Teenager learns how to cope with the loss of a parent. (Starring Ben Vereen)
A poignant drama.
Patriot Ledger Paper
Latest commissions, ideas, concepts, sketches, scripts under construction - Kenneth Cavander is always exploring new subject matter. Among the projects engaging him at present ... Read More