EMMA DANTE

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from Oedipus King by Sophocles
text and stage direction Emma Dante
with Sandro Maria Campagna
and the student actors of the “Scuola dei mestieri dello spettacolo” of the Teatro Biondo di Palermo: Giulia Bellanca, Costantino Buttitta, Martina Caracappa, Chiara Chiurazzi, Martina Consolo, Danilo De Luca, Adriano Di Carlo, Valentina Gheza, Cristian Greco, Federica Greco, Giuseppe Lino, Beatrice Raccanello, Francesco Raffaele, Valter Sarzi Sartori, Calogero Scalici, Maria Sgro
costumes Emma Dante
scenes Carmine Maringola
lighting Cristian Zucaro
assistant to costumes Italia Carroccio
production assistant Daniela Gusmano
production Teatro Biondo in Palermo / Festival of Spoleto
The stage is the objective. Oedipus is accompanied by his family of gypsies during a long migrant journey. Theban men and women, Jocasta, Antigone, Ismene, Creon, Tiresias and the old Laius, now decrepit, follow him in the gloom of darkness. The family is looking for shelter and as soon as Oedipus meets our gaze, he orders them to stop. The pilgrims unpack their bags and encamp. This is the gypsy camp where the story of the tragedy is set. Oedipus introduces himself to the public reciting his key phrase: "I am Oedipus, one who certainly does not have a prosperous and enviable fate. My origin is horrendous». Music starts, everyone dances, and the image of vagabond, begging foreigners, bearing an intolerable identity, is transformed into one of expiated pilgrims.
The sacred wood of the Eumenides echoes with sounds like a wonderful concert of nature. Oedipus closes his eyes and listens to the music of the wood. Then, addressing the public, he says: «Foreigners, in the name of god: protect my family. Remember that the gods see a devout man as evil and that there is no escape for any sacrilege in the world. I will tell you my tragedy in exchange for hospitality. I will cut out my eyes for the umpteenth time. I and the choir of wandering souls, which always remains by my side, beg you to welcome us! Have mercy, we are in your hands as in the hands of a god. Let us cross the border and allow us to continue living. We will not disturb you, we will adapt, we will respect your laws, and adore you as saviors of humanity». 
Dressed as a Gypsy King, which means man and husband, Oedipus begins to relive his tragedy.

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