Photo: Judith Buss



adapted from Sophocles

 Therese-Giehse-Halle
 World premiere
 Premiere: 18.2.2023
 1 hour 20 minutes
 Thu-Sat: 25€, Sun-Wed: 20€, unter 30 Jahren: 10€
 Therese-Giehse-Halle
 World premiere
 Premiere: 18.2.2023
 1 hour 20 minutes
 Thu-Sat: 25€, Sun-Wed: 20€, unter 30 Jahren: 10€

Can we break out of the cycle of violence?

The curse placed on Oedipus endures and haunts the next generation in this classic drama by Sophocles. Antigone, daughter of Oedipus, is an unconventional heroine who pits her beliefs against the King of Thebes in a bloody power struggle that leaves few unharmed. Emotions run high as she challenges the King for the right to bury her own brother. Antigone, the final trilogy by Sophocles, written in 442 BC, raises questions about rights, justice and morality that are as relevant today as they were over two thousand years ago. What do we believe in so strongly that we are willing – even obliged – to break the law? Which laws and systems can be broken today at all? What are the roots of our persistent need for heroines and heroes, and just how contradictory can and may they be? Alongside these aspects, this production focuses on the questions: How does society cope with death? How do we lay people to rest? How do we as a society deal with grief and which rituals do we still perform in the present day to process and share it?

In cooperation with
  • Assistant director Melina Dressler
  • Stage assistance Julia Bahn
  • Costume assistance Kira Marx
  • Make-up Sylvia Janka
  • Stage manager Barbara Stettner
  • Soufflage Sandra Petermann
  • Light Maximilian Kraußmüller
  • Translation Leichte Sprache Anne Leichtfuß
  • Subtitles Agentur SprachSpiel - Yvonne Griesel
  • Technical Management Adrian Bette
  • Artistic Administration Maja Polk
  • Assistant director #2 Sophia Jenny
  • Assistance Sound Luca Heinzl
  • Simple language verifier Natalie Dedreux, Paul Spitzeck, Anna-Lisa Plettenberg, Julian Göpel, Daniel Rauers
  • Choir SWW-Kammerchor
  • soprano Sabine Schmause, Gizem Sahin, Astrid Schweizer
  • Alto Liridona Meter, Lourdes De Melo
  • Tenor Stephan Larro, Marco Eller, Alexander Kern
  • Bass Markus Wiedemann, Jörg Schiener, Theodoros Kalaitzidis
  • Choir Management Nathalie Kurz, Jörg Kurz
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Press reviews

“Direkt, geradlinig, hauptsatzfreudig. Die Philologenbrille kann im Etui bleiben. Ein beglückendes Erlebnis.” • 20.2.23

“This is working against the grain, breaking new ground in terms of visuals, interpretation and content. The easy comprehensibility of the texts is complemented by a stringent staging concept in which intensity and lightness, sometimes even an almost poetic atmosphere, are created with simple and sensually convincing means.”

Münchner Merkur • 20.2.23

“When Johanna Kappauf in the title role announces with radiant confidence “Something bad has happened to us. We survived’, then you hope for the very best and that this stupid row about the dead brother can somehow be sorted out.”

Theater heute • 1.4.23

“The fact that the Kammerspiele are now performing the classic in “easy language” for the first time, under the word-dividing title “Anti-gone”, proves to be not a cheap simplification, but a relief.[…] The easy-language version gets to the heart of the complicated things in stirred-up Thebes wonderfully. Leichtfuß has kneaded a filigree form out of the clay cube “Antigone”.”

Abendzeitung • 20.2.23