ETL presents an adaptation of the Greek classic, Philoctetes. Directed and translated from the original by Abigail Akavia, this innovative twist on an old tale explores human pain and redemption.
English Theatre Leipzig’s newest production Philoctetes is a tale of morality, of a hero who suffered great misfortune. Odysseus returns to Lemnos to get Heracles’ bow, but Philoctetes is still alive. Neoptolemus initially agrees to deceive Philoctetes, but ultimately chooses compassion.
English Theatre Leipzig’s Eurydice tells the story of Orpheus’s wife and her descent to the underworld. In the original myth the focus is entirely on Orpheus, but what happened to her down there?