Epidaurus Festival Programme “Oedipus at Colonus” by Sophocles - Athens & Epidaurus Festival, in collaboration with INDA (Instituto Nazionale del Dramma Antico)
Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus
17 & 18 August 2018
Direction: Yannis Kokkos
The performance is set to be presented at the 54° Festival al Teatro Greco di Siracusa (8 May - 8 July) in Syracuse and subsequently at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus.
Director’s note: “Sophocles’ final tragedy is at once a meditation on human fate and a tribute to his favourite city, Athens.
Burdened by horrific crimes and haunted by his city, Thebes, the elderly Oedipus arrives at Colonus, almost as if he were a migrant, choosing this area as his final resting place.
Oedipus has been sentenced by the gods, led by them to Colonus, the place of his redemption.
Previously the agos of the polis, Oedipus re-emerges as a hero at Colonus. Its people receive him, both for moral reasons and for reasons of interest.
A tragedy about physical and metaphysical borders, about the mystery of human freedom in the face of gods’ omnipotence, about responsibility, about old age, about the political rule of the Polis. “Oedipus at Colonus” is an intimate poem, a spiritual journey.
From Syracuse to Epidaurus, our tragedy will carry Oedipus all the way to the sacred forest of the Furies, to his final apotheosis”. Yannis Kokkos
— Brutto tempo! — diceva padron ’Ntoni. — Il vento oggi gira peggio della testa di una fraschetta, e il mare ha la faccia come quella di Piedipapera quando vuol farvi qualche brutto tiro.
Il mare era del color della sciara, sebbene il sole non fosse ancora tramontato, e di tratto in tratto bolliva tutt’intorno come una pentola.
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