Field for performing arts

B. Martinů / A. Gide: Oedipus

2 10 2019, 19.00
Goose on a String Theatre

A world premiere as a part of the Moravian Autumn festival.

The play directed by Mark Ther follows the first and to this day the only production of André Gide’s play Oedipus with the music of Bohuslav Martinů that was realized solely as a radio drama aired in 1936 directed by Jindřich Honzl with the introduction by Vladimír Holan. Gide’s version of the Athenian tragedy updates and radicalizes many of the classical motives and passages by translating the scenic acts into verbal actions. The staging develops the original radio format of this drama and merges the layers of music and theatre. It emphasizes the strength of this play in its formal deviations with a symbolic dimension and powerful casting.

Director - Mark Ther
Dramaturgy - Lukáš Jiřička, Matyáš Dlab
Set design - Matěj Sýkora
Costumes - Zuzana Formánková
Light design - Jonáš Garaj

members of Filharmonie Brno
conductor Tomáš Krejčí

Oedipus - Vladimír Hauser
Jokasta, wife of Oedipus - Helena Čermáková
Eteoklés, son of Oedipus - Mark Kristián Hochman
Polyneikes, son of Oedipus - Radim Brychta
Antigona, daugter of Oedipova - Ivana Plíhalová
Isména, daugter of Oedipus - Uršula Kluková
Kréon - Jan Kolařík
Theiresias, blind man, teacher of Oedipus children - Miloslav Maršálek
Chores - Ústaf-voiceband.cz under the leadership of Zdeňka Šturmy
Foreword - Luděk Strašák


Husa na provázku, velký sál
Centrum experimentálního divadla
Zelný trh 9

Estimated duration of the performance is 60 minutes.