Orestes. Electra. Women of Troy

Orest Stuttgart

At the end of the war, peace is more distant than ever: in The Trojan Women, Euripides doesn’t focus on great heroic deeds, but rather on the period after murder, deceit and war.

Troy has been defeated after ten years of war. The Trojan men are dead; their women, those who survived the carnage, must submit to the Greeks’ despotism and revenge. John von Düffel’s classics adaption connects the Trojan women, Sophocles’ Electra, Aischylus’ The Libation Bearers and Euripides’ Orestes into a story about the devastating effects of war. At the center of the narrative: Orestes and his sister Electra, who motivates and supports him in slaughtering his mother Clytemnestra and her husband Aigisthos in order to take revenge for the murder of her father Agamemnon.


Orest. Elektra. Frauen von Troja

Orestes. Electra. Women of Troy


at the Schauspiel Stuttgart, Germany

Based on Euripides, Sophocles and Aeschylus

Adaptation | John von Düffel

Director | Stephan Kimmig

Stage Designer | Katja Haß

Costume Designer | Kathrin Plath

Music | Michael Verhovec

Dramaturgy | Carmen Wolfram

Cast | Sandra Gerling, Svenja Liesau,

Astrid Meyerfeldt, Anja Schneider, Birgit Unterweger

Premiere | 20 February 2016

Schauspiel Stuttgart, Germany

Pictures © Conny Mirbach


Euripides | Sophocles | Aeschylus | Stephan Kimmig

20 février - 30 juin, 2016