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July 22, 2023

Edipo (Oedipus)

By Sophocles

Oedipus is the ruler of a city ravaged by an epidemic. The augurs of the place predict that the disease will not pass until the murder of the previous president is solved. Oedipus takes charge of the investigation of an unsolved crime and the witnesses and clues bring out the truth. It seems Oedipus unknowingly killed Laius, who turns out to be his father. He also discovers that his current wife Jocasta is actually his mother. This terrible news leads Jocasta to commit suicide and Oedipus to blind himself, unable to bear the vision of his destiny and accepting exile as his sentence.

Duration: 75 minutes.

Recommended age: over 12 years old.