Ödipus Tyrann

By Sophokles
Staging: Nicolas Stemann

Who is responsible for the climate crisis, the social divide, the global refugee movements, all the wars in the world? Is it the financial sharks or the politicians, is it the economic bosses or rather the super rich? Who, for the love of God, is responsible for the disaster of this world? Societal debates always have solid arguments about placing blame, but no one is really sure who should be held accountable. In Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, after some searching, the blame finally finds the right target: He who most eagerly sought to bring the criminal to justice is himself the culprit.
With actors Alicia Aumüller and Patrycia Ziółkowska, director Nicolas Stemann creates a dark farce about a humanity that painfully discovers that no one is to blame for its downfall but itself.

Staging, Stage Design, Music
Nicolas Stemann
Associate Stage Design
Selina Puorger
Costume Design
Marysol del Castillo
Benjamin von Blomberg

Supported by Zürcher Kantonalbank

  • Premiere: 11. September 2022, Pfauen
  • Pfauen
Sunday 11.09. 18:00 Pfauen
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Sunday 18.09. 19:00 Pfauen
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  • Carte Blanche
Sunday 25.09. 16:00 Pfauen
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Tuesday 27.09. 20:00 Pfauen
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Monday 03.10. 20:00 Pfauen
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