Orest in Mossul

Orest i
n Mossul

after the Oresteia by Aischylos / by Milo Rau & Ensemble
Direction
Milo Rau

DRAMATURGy
Stefan Bläske

 

TEXT
Milo Rau & Ensemble nach „Die Orestie“ von Aischylos


Stage Design
Ruimtevaarders

 

Costume
An De Mol 

 

Lighting
Dennis Diels

 

FILM & LIVE-KAMERA
Moritz von Dungern

 

FILM
Daniel Demoustier

 

Video Editing
Joris Vertenten

 

MUSIcal Arrangement
Saskia Venegas Aernoudt

With
Duraid Abbas Ghaieb, Susana Abdulmajid, Elsie de Brauw, Risto Kübar, Johan Leysen, Bert Luppes, Marijke Pinoy

In Mosul in 2014, the Jihadi caliphate of ISIS was declared. Can a person who has been oppressed and tortured for years by the Islamic State forgive his tormentor? As in the “Oresteia”– the myth of the foundation of civilisation – the tragic hero Orestes ends up in Mosul before a tribunal. Rau, one of the most radical theatremakers of our time, impressively condenses present times against the backdrop of global political contexts: with his team, he did research in Iraq, where foreign rule, war and terror have prevailed for 35 years. 

 

#migration
#conflictzone

 

Guest Performance NTGent, Belgium
A Production by NTGent & Schauspielhaus Bochum, in Coproduction with Tandem ArrasDouai

 

Supported by Romaeuropa Festival & Belgien Tax Shelter, the Flemish Government and the City of Gent.

 

In Dutch, Arabic and English with German and English surtitles

 

Duration 1:40h
25th and 26th January 2020, Thalia Theater

 

26th January after the performance:

Michael Laages (theatre critic) talking to Milo Rau & Ensemble