Translated by Gregor Schreiner


variable casting, min. 5 actors

John von Düffel originally wrote his version of Antigone in 2014; now he offers a fundamental revision, expanded to include the character’s backstories, using passages from Aeschylus and Euripides and, above all, from Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex. He has cut all the chorus passages so that now all characters are shown in direct confrontation with each other. Creon, the reluctant king, becomes the centre of it all; his political pragmatism clashes violently first with Eteocles’ unconditional claim for power, later also with Antigone’s idealism, neither of which allow any compromise, which requires Creon to take rigid decisions.

World premiere
17.09.2021 Theater Ulm (Director: Jasper Brandis)

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