by Aeschylus, German by Walter Jens
Bring us peace! - After ten years of war for Troy, Agamemnon returns home victorious. Clytemnestra cannot forgive him for sacrificing their daughter Iphigenia in pursuit of the Greeks' war aims and kills the man who has returned home. Her revenge sets off a spiral of new bloody deeds. Following the old law of family and blood revenge, it is now up to her son Orest to avenge his father's murder and kill his own mother. Violence and counter-violence run through the Atrides family for generations. But how to counter the principle of guilt and retribution? Through the fate of a single family, The Oresteia makes clear what the basic values of justice and democracy are based on for an entire society.
In-house director Martin Nimz brings all three parts of the ancient tragedy to the stage in Walter Jens' adaptation as a large ensemble piece in one evening - a call for peace and an end to violence in a time of constantly escalating global conflicts.