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Antigone

adapted from Sophocles

 Therese-Giehse-Halle
 Premiere: February 2023
 Therese-Giehse-Halle
 Premiere: February 2023

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?