König Teiresias

After Sophocles' ‹Oedipus the King›

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes without an intermission
  • Recommended age: 14+
  • With English surtitles

A trans-mixed antique tragedy

If you slay two mating snakes, you will be changed from a man into a woman – or vice-versa. Or this is how the myth goes. The blind prophet Tiresias therefore knows both sexes, his experiential horizon is unearthly. Through him, Oedipus understands that he is his father’s murderer and his mother’s lover. In Sophocles’ ‹Oedipus Rex›, he has a supporting role. Director Leonie Böhm puts Tiresias in the spotlight – the all-knowing entity who would rather not know the things he does. Would he be the better king? Known for her pointed adaptations of the classics, she was invited to the 2020 Theatertreffen with ‹Medea*›.

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