Oedi­pus at Colonus

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In Sopho­cles’ last sur­viv­ing tragedy, Oedi­pus ar­rives at the vil­lage of Colonus, on the out­skirts of Athens. Now a stranger, blind and in rags, he seeks hospi­tal­ity after 10 years of wan­der­ing. His time has come: He needs a fi­nal rest­ing place. His sole sup­porter is his daugh­ter/sis­ter Antigone. Stavros Tsakiris’s pro­duc­tion adopts the style of nar­ra­tive the­ater. The cast nar­rates a “parable” to the au­di­ence on a stage that is vir­tu­ally empty save for a few ob­jects. The char­ac­ters are con­ceived as ap­pari­tions of the dy­ing Oedi­pus. Mi­nos Mat­sas’s mu­sic serves as a par­al­lel text re­cited by the cast. The ti­tle role is por­trayed by the great Kostas Kaza­kos. The pro­duc­tion at the An­cient The­ater of Ep­i­dau­rus will be ac­com­pa­nied by English sub­ti­tles. Tick­ets start from 10 Eu­ros and can be pur­chased at greek­fes­ti­val.gr. An­cient The­ater of Ep­i­dau­rus, Ep­i­davros

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