This production of Oedipus at the ancient theatre of Epidaurus, forms part of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival programme for 2019.
The iconic story of Oedipus comes alive in Robert Wilson’s series of breathtakingly, distinctive tableau vivant. The celebrated American director follows Oedipus’ story chronologically, without faithfully adapting Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex.
From the moment of Oedipus’ birth and his abandonment as an infant, to the moment of his self-inflicted blinding, Wilson follows the horrific revelations from the first light of birth to the last light seen before all goes black.
Two witnesses, a man and a woman, spin his tale, the life and times of Oedipus, speaking across the centuries.
Why Athens Tip: The performance will be performed in Greek with English subtitles.
GETTING TO THE VENUE
Epidaurus theatre is located at Palea Epidaurus in the region of Argolis. It is approximately a two and a half hour drive from Athens. Why Athens offers transfers to the theatre and back to the centre of Athens exclusively on performance nights (June – August 2019) for 55 euros per person return. BOOK YOUR TRANSFER HERE and enjoy an ancient Greek play under the stars in Epidaurus. LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE.
ABOUT THE ANCIENT THEATRE OF EPIDAURUS
The ancient theatre of Epidaurus is regarded as the best preserved ancient theatres in Greece, famous for its perfect acoustics. Constructed in the late 4th century BC, it has a capacity of more than 12,000 spectators.
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