Barbara Wachendorff
Marktplatz 8
D-68526 Ladenburg

T 0049-173-5350898


Barbara Wachendorff


Hubert Habig


Franz Wittenbrink


Motz Tietze


Flavia Stein

Choir direction:

Sabine Dietenberger


Jutta Glaser


Katja Zakotnik

Theatre pedagogy:

Miriam Lemdjadi


Lukas Raber


AK.Theater, Heidelberg


Nele Swanton
Manuel Klein
Lina Zimmer
Gerald Leiß
Maximilian Wex
Helga Karola Wolf
Jutta Glaser
Katja Zakotnik
Ensemble Hendsemer Krischer


Solaf Almusleh, Monika Albicker, Edith
Brandt-Bachmann, Ulla Zellmann-Seyffert,
Natavan Khalikova, Aylar Riazi,
Ali Ismail, Hedwig Sauer-Gürth,
Gertraude Hassel


Von Sophokles

Tiefburg, Heidelberg

24. September 2021

Antigone buries her brother Polyneikes, who was killed in the war, although her uncle, King Creon, has forbidden this on pain of death. Antigone is “guilty” of several offences: she violates the ban on burial and contradicts Creon, which alone was a scandal at the time. Creon sentences Antigone to death and justifies his implacability with reasons of state.
The almost 2500-year-old drama is one of the most famous in world literature. For the first time, a woman plays a leading role in the tragedy, albeit portrayed by a man in a mask.
Sophocles, himself a politician in the first democracy of the Greek polis in Athens, used the mythical material to warn against the presumptuous use of power. At the same time, he appeals to the power of insight in the face of obvious injustice.
If we look at the problems of the current Corona crisis through the lens of the ancient tragedy, the timeless aspects of both state crises come to light. Here as there, individual rights and freedoms are in conflict with the laws of the state.
Sequences developed by expert actors in workshops thematise the reference to the Corona crisis in the production.