Shadows (Eurydice Speaks)

(Premiere 2016)
DIRECTOR Katie Mitchell
THEATRE COMPANY Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz
DESCRIPTION
Eurydice is leaving death for life. Orpheus, the celebrated singer, leads her through tunnels, along corridors, up lifts and drives her along endless blank underground roads. During the journey, she remembers how during her lifetime as a writer she was constantly overshadowed by Orpheus in a society that refused to grant her an independent place of her own. The closer she gets to the end of the journey the more she realises how much she prefers her shadowy non-existence in the underworld to the externally controlled existence in the body of a woman.
In »Shadows (Eurydice Speaks)« Elfriede Jelinek continues her exploration of female myths from a feminist perspective. For the first time British director Katie Mitchell, who regularly works at the Schaubühne, is staging a text by the Nobel Prize in Literature-winning Austrian writer. In her production with live video on the stage, Mitchell is collaborating with an ensemble of actors, a cinematog- rapher and sound artists to create images and aural landscape for Eurydice’s involuntary journey out of the realm of shadows and back into patriarchal civilisation.
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Country: Germany

CAST (ACTORS | DANCERS | SINGERS)

Actor
Actor

Creatives

Director | Katie Mitchell
Playwright | Elfriede Jelinek
Set Designer | Alex Eales
Costume Designer | Sussie Juhlin-Wallen
Lighting Designer | Anthony Doran
Dramaturg | Nils Haarmann
Sound Designer | Melanie Wilson
Sound Designer | Mike Winship
Associate Director | Lily McLeish
Video Designer | Ingi Bekk
other | Chloë Thomson

PHOTOS

Show

THEATRES

Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, 28/09/2016 - 30/09/2016

THEATRE COMPANIES