by Heiner Muller

Genre: Drama

Date and time: 21 November; 20:00h

Venue: DNK

Runtime: 80 min

Organization: Association for text ad theatre “8 ½”

 

Synopsis:

“Philoctetes” is a physically heavy and dynamic chamber performance. It is set within the framework of the Brecht cabaret, with musical tricks that puncture the action with “slapstick comedy”. The powerful metaphor of the text and the dilemma functionally/ethically are the basis for creating intellectual action in theater language, which mixes different conventional languages with an unconventional purpose. The show is contra-Postmodern, because it presents the emblematic of Postmodernism themes – the hollow clichés, which will detonate from within and be followed by the return of the word in its extreme physical power.