Schaubühne - Thomas Ostermeier | ödipus by Maja Zade



Schaubühne - Thomas Ostermeier
ödipus by Maja Zade 

World Premiere

A favourite of Greek theatre-goers, Thomas Ostermeier returns to Greece, this time at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, alongside Berlin's Schaubühne, in a new, subversive performance, following an invitation by Katerina Evangelatos, Artistic Director of the Athens Epidaurus Festival. Noted primarily for his ability to deliver electrifying, highly charged versions of canonical texts, the prolific director revisits Oedipus Rex. However, instead of Sophocles' play, he opts for an original text by German dramatist Maja Zade, adapting the ancient myth to the present. Through a strikingly modern, minimalist writing style and a suspenseful plot, audiences will watch a story unfolding in present-day Greece, where a family of German industrialists spend their vacation.


The play is published as part of the Festival's newly launched theatre book series, translated by Giannis Kalifatidis.


Directed by Thomas Ostermeier
Set design Jan Pappelbaum
Costume design Angelika Götz
Video Matthias Schellenberg, Thilo Schmidt
Music Sylvain Jacques
Dramaturgy Maja Zade
Lighting design Erich Schneider
Cast Caroline Peters (Christina), ChristianTschirner (Robert), Renato Schuch (Michael), Isabelle Redfern (Theresa)

Announcement on the performance of Saturday 4/9/2021 which was interrupted due to rain.

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Dear audiences,

The performance of Odipus on September 4th 2021, at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, was interrupted due to a sudden downpour that made its continuation impossible for safety reasons.

Audience members who wish to transfer their tickets to the performance on Sunday, September 5th 2021 can

1) Email (quoting their transaction reference)
2) call 210.7234567
3) at theater s box office today 5/9

For refunds, the procedure is as follows:

1) For tickets bought in cash or via POS, please contact the Athens Epidaurus Festival box office after September 6th

2) For tickets bought online, please email starting from 6/9/21 (quoting the title and date of the performance and the transaction code (e.g. Refund_Odipus_04/09_XXXXXXXXXX)

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