National Theatre

Oedipus Rex

"You yourself are the criminal you seek!"

#basedonafamouspiece
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Tuesday

1/26/2021


7:00 PM


Národní divadlo

Praha 1


100 - 490 CZK

Monday

2/8/2021


7:00 PM


Národní divadlo

Praha 1


100 - 490 CZK

Monday

2/22/2021


7:00 PM


Národní divadlo

Praha 1


100 - 490 CZK

Thursday

3/18/2021


7:00 PM


Národní divadlo

Praha 1


100 - 490 CZK

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Wednesday

4/14/2021


7:00 PM


Národní divadlo

Praha 1


100 - 490 CZK

Description

ABOUT PERFORMANCE

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.

English subtitles are part of selected dates of only performance. 

WARNING: We use tobacco products and special smoke and olfactory effects.

CAST AND CREATIVE

Cast: Pavel Baťek (Oedipus), Jana Strýková (Jocasta), Igor Orozovič (Creon) and others.

Soloists of the National Theatre

Length 105 minutes
English subtitles
Wheelchair access
Author
Sofoklés
Stage director
Jan Frič
Dramaturgy / Text editor
Nina Jacques
Dramaturgy / Text editor
Ilona Smejkalov

Performance teaser