Work of | Aristofane
Translation | Alessandro Grilli
Direction | Roberta Torre
Music | Enrico Melozzi
Scenic installation | Oma*Amo/Rem Koolhaas
Costumes | Roberto Crea
Movements | Dario La Ferla


Oedipus, a beggar and blind, arrives in the sacred wood of Colono, supported by his daughter Antigone, here according to the oracle he will end his life. At first the choir of old Athenians tries to push him away, then gives in, moved with pity. Ismene, daughter of Oedipus, also arrives and announces the discord of the brothers Eteocles and Polynice who are fighting for the dominion of Thebes.

Ismene reveals the new oracle according to which, dead or alive, Oedipus would bring salvation to his allies; for this reason, from his city, they would seek his favor or have him in their power. A sudden thunder is the sign sent by the gods announcing the imminent death of Oedipus.


Evelpide | Sergio Mancinelli
Piseteo | Mauro Avogadro
Upupa,first Messenger | Rocco Castrocielo
Servant Of Upupa | Massimo Tuccitto
Corifea, priest | Simonetta Cartia
Poet | Giacinto Palmarini
Indovino Suggeritore | Enzo Campailla
Inspector | Doriana La Fauci
Seller of decrees | Alessandro Aiello
Second messenger | Andrea Spatola
Iride | Valentina Rubino
Araldo | Davide Geluardi
Prometheus | Giacinto Palmarini
Poseidon | Francesco Scaringi
Heracles | Giuseppe Orto
Triballo | Sebastiano Fazzina
Queen | Giulia Zuppardo