The Prague German-Language Theatre Festival/Thalia Theater Hamburg: Odysseus – Wandering According to Homer
23 November at 8pm
DOX+ Multifunction Hall (Poupětova 3)
What can you do when your mythical uber-father has never been home because he constantly had to excel in various and sundry adventures? At best drag the famous hero home and turn his stories into kindling...
“Few sons, indeed, are like their fathers.
Generally they are worse; but just a few are better.”(Homer)
When Odysseus went off to fight in the Trojan War, he left behind his wife Penelope and his infant son. Now, twenty years later, that son is a young man. Telemachos has never seen his father. He is familiar with the tales of the resourceful Odysseus, but doesn’t know if this war hero is still alive. One day a man appears at the court of Odysseus on the island of Ithaca carrying a large portrait of him. As it turns out, he knows the war hero: Telegonos is also Odysseus’ son. Odysseus had lived his mother, the black magic sorceress Kirke, on the island of Aiaia after she turned half of his retinue to pigs. Together, Telegonos and Telemachos now await the return of this unpredictable man who since he destroyed Troy had been so frequently enticed from his pat.
Together with actors Thomas Niehaus and Paul Schröder, Antú Romero Nunes weaves a tale of the unreliable palaverer Odysseus.
Performance duration: 110 minutes with no intermission
In a non-existent language
The premiere was held on 20th May 2017 in Thalia Gauß
Director: Antú Romero Nunes
Stage design: Jennifer Jenkins, Matthias Koch
Music: Johannes Hofmann
Music collaboration: Max Kühn
Performers: Thomas Niehaus, Paul Schröder
Performance was created in cooperation with Theater der Welt 2017
It was part of the program of 55th Theatertreffen 2018 in Berlin!