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Radu Stanca National Theatre from Sibiu “OIDIP”

  • Theater / Dance ,
  • Performance

Making a long-awaited return to Japan after a two-year hiatus is Radu Stanca National Theatre in Romania, principle theater from the Sibiu International Theatre Festival, Europe’s third most important theater festival along with Edinburgh and Avignon.

Sophocles, the master of ancient Greek tragedy, wrote Oedipus the King the age of 75, and then about 15 years later at the age of 90 wrote Oedipus at Colonus. SilviuPurcărete’s bold stage adaptation “OIDIP” is a consolidation of these two works, which share the same themes but are written in different forms. The legendary character of Oedipus and his tragic fate has been vividly reconstructed through Purcărete’s powerful creativity, resurrecting a heart-rending tale that still rings true in the modern age.
Playing Oedipus is Constantin Chiriac, also artistic director for Radu Stanca National Theatre. Playing the two roles of Oedipus’s wife Jocasta (who is also his mother) and his eldest daughter Antigone is actress Ofelia Popii, who played the lead character in Lulu when the company last performed in Japan, stunning the audience with her possessed performance. In this dramatic and deftly-directed work, Purcărete vividly contrasts the hedonistic days Oedipus spends with his wife when he is king with the days of his later fall, when he realizes his crime and blinds himself.

*Performed in Romanian with Japanese and English subtitles


Silviu Purcărete


Adults: 5,500 yen (S seat), 4,500 yen (A seat)
25 or younger: 3,000 yen (A)
65 or older: 5,000 yen (S)
High School Students: 1,000 yen

*All seats reserved. Tax included.
*Some A seats may have a restricted view of some scenes.
*25 or younger, 65 or older, High School Students tickets are sold only at Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Box Office.(number of tickets limited. ID is required)
*For guest with disabilities: Discount ticket for (S) and (A) available with free ticket for up to 1 attendant. Please contact Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Box Office for more details.

Set of (S) tickets for OIDIP and GULLIVER’S TRAVELS: 10,000 yen
*All seats reserved. Tax included

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Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Supported by
the Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in the fiscal 2015