„Antigone – 2000 years later“ tonight at Dubrovnik Summer Festival

Date created: 16.08.2016.

Co-produced by the Ulysses Theatre and MESS festival of Sarajevo the play Antigone - 2000 years later will have a second performance this evening, 16 August at 9:30 PM in Komolac, on the site of a former warehouse at the Ogarići street.

The former warehouse in Komolac for two Festival nights revived the spirit of art and hosted a brilliant cast of this play. First performed on Brijuni Islands in August 2015, this play is a theatrical exploration of an ancient mythical story written by Sophocles, in which he described the distressful period of the birth of the European civilization and victory over barbarism. Antigone directed by Lenka Udovički affects tragic center not only of Sophocles pieces, but also the post-Yugoslav war trauma. Critics wrote that this is the play of very strong performative value as well as the most integral piece by Lenka Udovički's team so far.

The director Lenka Udovički consideres issue of the deceased and the search for graves more than the current topic of our time and our region. Antigone, Oedipus’ and Jocasta’s daughter is played by young actress from Sarajevo Maja Izetbegović, Ismene, Antigone’s sister by Dženana Džanić. Certainly acclaimed name in this great ensemble is Rade Šerbedžija in the role of Creon. Haemon, Creon’s and Eurydice’s son, Antigone’s fiancé is played by Ermin Bravo.  Damir Urban is Teiresias, blind seer, Katarina Bistrović-Darvaš is Eurydic, Jelena Lopatić is Choragos and Vedad Suljagić is Boy. Dramaturge of the play is Željka Udovičić Pleština, Costume designer is Bjanka Adžić Ursulov, Set designer is Mirna Ler and Composer of music is Nigel Osborne. Choreography is done by Ivana Kalc, light designby Andrew Hajdinjak, video design by Martino Šesnić andstage movement by Mladen Vasary.

Bus transfers are organized and included in the ticket price. Bus leaves from Pile at 8:30 PM and stops on all regular bus stop until Komolac.