Antigone stands up for her brother Polynices a bloody power struggle Effective With His brother Eteocles Both leaves 'em dead and Kreon Decides That only one of' em shoulds get a proper burial. The unburied body of Polynices shoulds be displayed in public to mark him as an inhuman traitor. Antigone on the other hand Sees him as her brother, her kinsman, her family, not a traitor. She does not accept That he is humiliated and Treated as a scapegoat and a monster. Antigone Becomes a warrior with a merciless tenacity and passion to defend the Interests of the individual and unwritten laws. For this kind of extreme devotion and love there is no place in Theban society. Antigone goal stubbornly says "No" to the world of politics, to the laws of the land. As the daughter of an incestuous wedding Between her mother Jocasta and Oedipus her half-brother, she is the ultimate Embodiment of All That is forbidden. Antigone IS "No". She follows the laws of the heart All which results in the destruction of an Entire state.
Antigone is a play with the explosiveness of a nuclear bomb. Beyond Good and Evil the piece Free explored a new dimension of humanity and of people in a state of crisis.
Oscar-winning actress Juliette Binoche meets acclaimed director Ivo van Hove for this brand-new adaptation of a timeless classic and undoubtedly one of the highlights of the theater season. This new generation - a truly international cooperation - Will first in Luxembourg before Embarking on a European tour Including London, Amsterdam and Paris before opening the Edinburgh Festival in August 2015.