A Theban Trilogy
Tue 1 March 2011
The Youth Theatre
production for 2011 will be A Theban Trilogy adapted and directed by Rob
These three plays by Sophocles (496-406 BC) are based on the
legend of the Royal house of Thebes
and centred round Oedipus.
Despite being first performed nearly two and a half thousand
years ago the themes of each play still strike a chord with modern day
audiences. The struggling people of Thebesâ€¦ the global downturnâ€¦ a stubborn
dictator meeting a fiery protestorâ€¦ events in Egyptâ€¦ the passing of a lifeâ€¦
Antigone is the tragedy of woman ruled by
conscience, an over-confident king, and a young man tormented by conflicting
loyalties. King Oedipus is a vast and living portrait of a man,
without parallel in the Greek theatre â€“ the classic tragedy. Oedipus at
Colonus completes his story with the legend of the passing of the aged
NP Youth Theatre
productions have won awards in each of the last nine seasons and bring their
usual energy and vigour to this truly gory story.
Performances at 7.45pm 30 March - 2 April 2011
Tickets on sale at Nantwich Tourist Office (01270
537359) from 7 March.