theatercombinat | THYESTES BRÜDER! KAPITAL by claudia bosse after «thyestes» by seneca | 2nd – 17th october 2019 kasino am kempelenpark, vienna (a) | 11th 13th 14th september 2019 fft düsseldorf, botschaft am worringer platz (d) | a project by claudia bosse/theatercombinat in coproduction with fft düsseldorf (d)

sprache/language: deutsch / englisch


THYESTES BRÜDER! KAPITAL anatomy of a revenge

is based on seneca's «thyestes» in the translation of durs grünbein: two brothers struggle for power. staged cannibalism as demonstration (political) superiority and audacity of atreus, who lets his brother thyestes ignorantly devour his own children. a history of the recurring production of revenge that continues a cycle of violence whose greatest tenderness is the digestion of one's own children. an inner touch. incorporation and linguistic ejection of the (mentally) digested.

in the negotiation of past and future, the ancient theatrical text touches the present and questions its texture. violence and eloquence in the narrative of ancient myth is transformed into imaginary figures of patriarchal violence. the flesh of its narrative is the humus violence that triggers a cycle of competition and production of revenge since territory, power, property and (family) solidarity are at stake.

commentary texts, such as fragments from marx's «grundrisse der kritik der politischen ökonomie» (engl.: fundamentals of political economy criticism), bring this cycle of violence into a relationship of consumption and production of capitalism and the circulation of power, people, history, capital and materials.

under the direction of claudia bosse the 5 actors playing tantalus, furie, atreus, thyestes and messenger double as the choir and negotiate the constantly surpassing thirst for revenge: the mouth that swallows one's own flesh, emits words that meet other bodies, describing their dissection, evoking past and future as well as forming a community.


photo: claudia bosse

concept, space, artistic direction: claudia bosse;
with/by: choir/tantalus: lilly prohaska, choir/furia: n.n., choir/thyestes: nic lloyd, choir/atreus: mun wai lee, choir/messenger: alexandra sommerfeld;
youth choir: constance cauers (junges volkstheater)
sound: günther auer;
technical direction: marco tölzer;
critical witness: reinhold görling;
assistant to the director: dagmar tröstler;
intern: ella felber;
communication: michael franz woels;
press relations: barbara pluch;
operations: alexander matthias kosnopfl

a production by theatercombinat, in coproduction with fft düsseldorf, supported by wien kultur.
cooperation with junges volkstheater, am kempelenpark
thanks to phace – contemporary music.
rights: suhrkamp theater verlag


THYESTES BRÜDER! KAPITAL
by claudia bosse after «thyestes» by seneca

11. 13. 14. september 2019
fft düsseldorf
botschaft am worringer platz
worringer platz 4
40215 düsseldorf (d)
start: 7.30 pm

2. 4. 5. 9.–12. 15.–17. october 2019
kasino am kempelenpark
entry: kempelengasse 6
1100 vienna (a)
start: 7 pm


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