25 – 29 June 2013 at 20:00 / Matinée on 29 June at 14:00
Petite salle du Théâtre Varia, 154 Rue Gray, 1050 Bruxelles
Tickets €16 / Students €13 /
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The Theban Trilogy: When King Oedipus finally learns the truth about his identity and realizes that he has killed his father and married his mother, he responds by cutting his eyes out and going into exile. His wanderings lead him to Colonus, where he dies, leaving behind the tragic legacy of a cursed bloodline: two sons and two daughters whose fates are doomed.
Antigone is the final part of what is commonly referred to as Sophocles’ trilogy of Theban plays. The events of the play begin on the morning after the deaths of Oedipus’ sons, Polyneices and Eteocles, who kill each other in battle, one defending, the other attacking Thebes. King Creon, the city’s new leader, decrees that no one is to bury the corpse of Polyneices, who is declared a traitor to Thebes, on pain of death. Antigone chooses to take a stand against what she perceives to be unjust, and break the city’s law by burying her brother. This is a defiant and criminal act. But it is an act of self-sacrificing courage that still echoes in the heroes of today.
Expect an evening full of atmosphere, music and ancient messages that have been passed down the generations to warn audiences about the dangers of power, pride and ignorance.
Near Place Jourdan, closest Metro Schuman or Maelbeek
(Please do not park in the Lidl car park)