The power of Sophocles, the dramatic force of ancient Greece, lies in the wisdom of the approach to life, dramatic constriction and poetic language. Unlike with other giants of their time, the movers of the plot are not gods but man. The theme was taken by Sophocles from the legends of the mythical town of Thebes.
Antigone, the daughter of King Oedipus, defies the inhuman law issued by the authoritarian ruler of Thebes. For love of life that is unacceptable to her without moral values, she is ready to sacrifice all. Her attitude has the power to awaken people from established stereotypes, to take their own stand and, as a result, to change the order of things. The Sophocles tragedy is about the individual's responsibility for the moral values of the society we live in.
Premiere on 4 May 2019 at the Grand Theatre.