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Oedipus Rex

National Theatre (Národní divadlo), Národní 2, Praha 1 - Nové Město, 110 00

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  • Wed 4. 12. 2019 19.00 — PŘEDPREMIÉRA
  • Thu 5. 12. 2019 19.00 — PREMIÉRA
  • Fri 6. 12. 2019 19.00 — II. PREMIÉRA
  • Sat 14. 12. 2019 19.00
  • Tue 14. 1. 2020 19.00
  • Wed 22. 1. 2020 19.00
  • Mon 17. 2. 2020 19.00
  • Sat 22. 2. 2020 19.00
  • Sun 22. 3. 2020 19.00
  • Wed 20. 5. 2020 19.00
  • Mon 15. 6. 2020 19.00

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King Oedipus could be envied by many for his good fortune — after defeating the Sphinx by solving her riddle, he became a respected ruler of Thebes and established an extensive family.

By and large, he was a darling of the Gods! Yet an abrupt downfall followed. The learned past is always part of the present, and hence the gifts of Fate can only be assessed retrospectively … The Ancient Greek playwright Sophocles’ tragedy retells the old fable of the cruel lot of the man who unknowingly kills his father and marries his own mother, thus fulfilling the prophecy of the Oracle of Delphi. It is a story of a king who must install order, even at the price of his self-destruction.

author > Sophocles

translation > Petr Borkovec, Matyáš Havrda
stage director > Jan Frič
dramaturgy > Nina Jacques, Ilona Smejkalová
sets > Dragan Stojčevski
costumes > Kateřina Štefková
music > Jakub Kudláč
light design > Tomáš Morávek

cast > Pavel Batěk, Jana Stryková, Igor Orozovič, David Prachař, Jana Preissová, Alena Štréblová ...

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Information source: Národní divadlo