It is the day after the last battle. The war between the two sons of Oedipus for the dominion of Thebes is over. The rebel Antigone has been punished for profaning the law of the city.

Families bury their dead. Oedipus’ ghost wanders among the corpses. Creon and Tiresias are plotting for peace. The Sphinx and the plague lie in wait. For all of us it is spring, a time to fall in love. The future is a frenzy of sun and gold: a yellow fever.


Text and director: Eugenio Barba

Actors: Kai Bredholt, Roberta Carreri, Donald Kitt, Iben Nagel Rasmussen, Julia Varley

Scenic space: Odin Teatret
Costumes and props: Lena Bjerregaard, Antonella Diana and Odin Teatret
Visual art advisor: Francesca Tesoniero 
Musical director: Elena Floris
Lighting designer: Fausto Pro
Supervisor lighting designer: Jesper Kongshaug
Assistant directors: Elena Floris, Dina Abu Hamdan
Advisors: Gregorio Amicuzi, Juliana Capilé, Tatiana Horevicht
Dramaturg: Thomas Bredsdorff
Poster: Peter Bysted
Tour manager: Anne Savage
Photos: Francesco Galli, Rina Skeel
Special advisors: Nathalie Jabalé, Ulrik Skeel




First public performance: 12 September 2022 in Holstebro, Denmark

Duration: 70 min. (without a break)

The performance is not suitable for children under the age of 12.

Produced by 
Odin Teatret - Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium (Holstebro, Denmark). With the support of Holstebro Kommune, Statens Kunstfond – Projektstøtteudvalget for Scenekunst. 

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Thebes at the Time of the Yellow Fever

Trailer - Thebes at the Time of the Yellow Fever

Trailer with title & credits in french