Schaubühne - Thomas Ostermeier

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.

With Greek and English surtitles

Due to the ongoing pandemic, all performance dates are subject to change