ZOOedipous

Théâtre Marni

27, 28 May ­20:30
29 May ­22:00
30 May ­15:00
1h
Spanish
French and Dutch simultaneous translation

"And the king of Thebes, who had solved the riddle set by the sphinx, did not know that he had killed his father and married his mother." In Buenos Aires, El Periférico de Objetos were looking for a familiar myth for their puppets. They chose Sophocles' Oedipus-Re, which they rechristened ZOOedipous. Because reading about the damnation of the Greek hero led them to Kafka's guilt in The Metamorphosis, and because Oedipus means "swollen foot", Periférico want their puppet bodies to bear the marks of the punishment for the king's wrongdoing. Will the tyrant who is blessed with a great brain keep silent over the truth about his crimes so as to remain on the throne? The Argentinian company ask themselves the questions of knowledge and power, working on the metaphors of incest and the insect, of those who limp and the blind man.

Based on: Sophocles
Direction: Daniel Veronese, Emilio García Wehbi, Ana Alvarado
Production: El Periférico de Objetos (Buenos Aires), kunstenFESTIVALdesArts
Supported by: Fondo Nacional de las Artes (Argentina)

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