“Divisions”: a puppet play on “Oedipus Rex”

On the 18th and 19th February, at Barcelona’s alternative theatre space Nau Ivanow local collective Tuvalú presented their latest piece Divisions, a sophisticated piece of puppet theatre based on the Greek tragedy Oedipus Rex. Somewhere on the outskirts of Thebes, a red-robed Oedipus paces a small section of desert, 0.5 x 0.5m2. Minutes before he’d escaped a polystyrene snowstorm, managing to lift himself above it by frantically cycling his legs. Now he seems trapped again. “I don’t know whether I’m running away or searching…” he tweets, on what appears to be a Russian version of Twitter, “…but the prediction presses...

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