Coproduction
Medea´s Kinderen
Medeas children
Milo Rau
EUR 35 / 25
Dutch with German and English surtitles
approx. 90 min
This event is in the past
Dates
31 May
Friday
Time 8pm
 
1 June
Saturday
Time 4.30pm
 
2 June
Sunday
Time 2pm
 
31 May
Friday
Time 8pm
 
1 June
Saturday
Time 4.30pm
 
2 June
Sunday
Time 2pm
 
© Estate of Bernard Safran, MEDEA, oil on masonite
© Michiel Devijver
© Michiel Devijver
© Michiel Devijver
© Michiel Devijver
© Michiel Devijver

Medea is considered the most notorious relationship tragedy in Greek Antiquity. The conflict culminates in Medea killing her own children, who are condemned to silence throughout the tragedy. Milo Rau turns this classic arrangement on its head in Medea’s Children: six young people between the ages of eight and thirteen speak up. Setting out from an actual crime and Medea’s multiple murder, the children reflect on the absurd and bloody tragedies of the adult world and on their own personal (tragic) realities. It is a short history of the theatre and an equally cruel as poetic school of life.

Artistic Team

With Peter Seynaeve / Lien Wildemeersch, Jade Versluys / Bernice Van Walleghem, Gabriël El Houari / Aiko Benaouisse, Emma Van de Casteele / Helena Van de Casteele, Sanne De Waele / Ella Brennan, Anna Matthys / Juliette Debackere, Vik Neirinck / Elias Maes Direction Milo Rau Dramaturgy Kaatje De Geest Video design Moritz von Dungern Light design Dennis Diels Costume design Jo De Visscher Stage design ruimtevaarders

Production

Production NTGent Coproduction Wiener Festwochen | Freie Republik Wien, ITA - Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, Tandem - Scène nationale (Arras Douai)

Premiere April 2024, NT Gent

Past projects

Wiener Festwochen 2013 Moskauer Prozesse
Wiener Festwochen 2015 The Civil Wars
Wiener Festwochen 2017 Agora
Wiener Festwochen 2019 Orest in Mossul
Wiener Festwochen 2020 Against Integration (online)
Wiener Festwochen 2023 Antigone im Amazonas

Please note

16+. The performance includes representations of violence.

Q & A

1 June, following the performance

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