Orestes in Mosul (Oresteia)

Milo Rau

The Oresteia represents the myth of the foundation of civilisation, whereby the principle of the blood feud, the never-ending cycle of revenge, an eye for an eye, was replaced by the principles of justice, integration and reconciliation.

English subtitles Tickets: 50/30/20 PLN

The Oresteia represents the myth of the foundation of civilisation, whereby the principle of the blood feud, the never-ending cycle of revenge, an eye for an eye, was replaced by the principles of justice, integration and reconciliation.

English subtitles Tickets: 50/30/20 PLN

Milo Rau will stage this tragedy with a mixed ensemble of European and Iraqi actors. The process includes research and activities in Mosul, where the Jihadi caliphate of ISIS was declared in 2014. Milo Rau retains the ancient grandeur of the tragedy, but links it to present-day issues.  
What does it mean: being “civilized” in a globalized world? What is, on a general level, the relation of the so-called West and the regions in the Middle East that is fuelling our oil-based economy? How is it possible to stop the never-ending chain of violence in which the parties of the Syrian-Iraqi civil war and their Western allies find themselves? What is the responsibility of artists in doing international projects? What can, what should be done in the wide field between colonialism and ignorance? What can be a revisited ORESTEIA for today?  

CAST Duraid Abbas Ghaieb, Susana Abdul Majid, Elsie de Brauw, Risto Kübar, Johan Leysen, Bert Luppes, Marijke Pinoy
DIRECTION Milo Rau DRAMATURGY Stefan Bläske 
BASED ON Ajschylos
FILM Daniel Demoustier, Moritz von Dungern 
EDITING Joris Vertenten 
LIGHT DESIGN Dennis Diels
SET DESIGN ruimtevaarders
COSTUME DESIGN An De Mol
PRODUCTION NTGent & Schauspielhaus Bochum
WITH Tandem Arras-Douai
WITH SUPPORT THROUGH Belgian Tax Shelter 

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