Orest in Mossul

Orest i
n Mossul

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

Stefan Bläske


Milo Rau & Ensemble nach „Die Orestie“ von Aischylos

Stage Design


An De Mol 


Dennis Diels


Moritz von Dungern


Daniel Demoustier


Video Editing
Joris Vertenten


MUSIcal Arrangement
Saskia Venegas Aernoudt

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


Actors on Video

Risto Kübar, Baar Ali, Khitam Idress, Khalid Rawi

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. 




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 Stefan Bläske & Ensemble