Iphigenia, King's Child
by Pauline Mol | translated into German by Monika The | puppet theatre for 10 year olds and older
Director: Matthias Thieme
Stage design and costumes: Mila van Daag
Puppets: Kathrin Sellin
Composition stage music and sound production: Kinbom & Kessner
Video: Felix Bauer
Cast: Anna Fülle, Melissa Stock (Student of Contemporary Puppetry at the "Ernst Busch" Academy of Dramatic Arts, Berlin), Heinrich Bennke, Paul Günther
Premiere: 13 October, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.
A Greek classic, told for children
The Greeks moored their ships in Aulis in order to fight the Trojans. But without wind the men cannot sail. The oracle prophesies something terrible: King Agamemnon must sacrifice his daughter Iphigenia, then the goddess Artemis will send the desired wind. Finding an excuse, the father and supreme commander of the army summon Iphigenia to the Greek camp.
Pauline Mol's play is based on the story of Iphigenia, which the Greek poet Euripides (480-406 BC) describes in his tragedy. This Dutch author reworks the ancient myth for children in a modern, clear theatre version told from the perspective of a child who gets caught between the warring fronts.
Performance Rights: Verlag der Autoren, Frankfurt am Main