In a modern English adaption by Ian Johnston
On May 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th, 2015
Two brothers at war, killed by each other’s hand. A decree, granting the one full burial rites, and denying the other one any. Now, which are the most crucial, most fundamental laws humans have to obey? Is it faith, or loyalty?
Instead of alterning reign in Thebes, Eteocles and Polynices fought each other for the throne. Eteocles was not willing to resign his position as King of Thebes for the upcoming year and let Polynices reign, as they had decided on, so the latter attacked the city to obtain the throne by force. During the war that arose from their desires the two brothers engaged in single combat and struck each other down. When their uncle Creon ascended the throne, he decreed that Polynices was a traitor and thus was to be denied burial.
Now it is upon the sisters Antigone and Ismene to decide whether to follow the laws of the gods and bury their brother Polynices, or obeying Creon’s decree – even if it means their death.
Actor’s Nausea brings an over 2450 years old play* back to life and shows that human tragedy transcends time.
* Premiered c. 442 BC
Assistant to the Director: Natalia Petrova
Creon, King of Thebes – Nils Kuphal
Antigone, Daughter of Oedipus – Katharina Kröcker
Ismene, Antigone’s sister – Zoé Rehder
Eurydice, Creon’s wife – Natalia Petrova
Haemon, Creon’s son – David Lorch
Teiresia, an old, blind prophet – Christine Knorr
A guard – Eva Johanna Onkels
A messenger – Charis Luvangadio
Chorus Leader – René Glebke
A young Theban girl – Katharina Hirsch
A former soldier – Jens Wischnewsky
An old Theban woman – Natalia Petrova
Special appearance – Tim Claahsen
René Glebke, Elisabeth Raasch
Costumes, Make-up and Hair
Katharina Hirsch, Katharina Kröcker, Zoé Rehder and Cast
Tim Claahsen, René Glebke, Katharina Hirsch, Nils Kuphal, Natalia Petrova
Christine Knorr, David Lorch
Light, Sound and Effects
Matthias Schaffrath, Jens Wischnewsky
Charis Luvangadio, Eva Johanna Onkels
Posters and Programme
Box Office, Bar and Stage Hands
Tobias Grosskreutz, Marie-Lyne Macel, Julian Steinbock
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