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Welcome to Thebes

  • Moira Buffini
  • Full Length Play, Drama, Present Day
  • 10M, 10F
  • ISBN: 9780573111389

Faced with an impoverished population, a shattered infrastructure and a volatile army, the first democratic president of Thebes, Eurydice, promises peace to her nation. Without the aid of Theseus, the leader of the vastly wealthy state of Athens, she doesn't stand a chance.

  • Full Length Play
  • Drama

  • Time Period: Present Day
He put this gun into my hand and made me human once again.

Faced with an impoverished population, a shattered infrastructure and a volatile army, the first democratic president of Thebes, Eurydice, promises peace to her nation. Without the aid of Theseus, the leader of the vastly wealthy state of Athens, she doesn't stand a chance. But Theseus is arrogant, mercurial and motivated by profit. A swaggering opposition circles, impatient for insurrection. The body of the former dictator lies unburied.

Set in the present day but inspired by ancient myth, Welcome to Thebes offers a passionate exploration of an encounter between the world's richest and the world's poorest countries in the aftermath of a brutal war.

Premiere Production: Moira Buffini's Welcome to Thebes premiered at the National Theatre, London, in June 2010.
  • Casting: 10M, 10F
  • Casting Notes: Plus ensemble

  • MEGAERA - a female soldier
    SERGEANT MILETUS
    JUNIOR LEUITENANT SCUD
    EURYDICE - president of Thebes
    HAEMON - her son
    ANTIGONE - her niece
    ISMENE - her niece

    THESEUS - first citizen of Athens
    PHAEAX - his aide
    TALTHYBIA - a diplomat

    TIRESIAS - a seer
    HARMONIA - his guide
    POLYKLEITOS - a mechanic
    PRINCE TYDEUA - leader of the opposition
    PARGEIA - a senator
    AGLAEA - foreign secretary
    THALIA - minister of justice
    EUPHROSYNE - minister of finance

    EUNOMIA - a student of law
    BIA - minister of trade and industry
    HELIA - minister of agriculture

    ERIS - chief of police
    XENOPHANES - minister of education
    ENYALIUS - head of Athenian security
    PLAUTUS - Athenian security
    ICHNAEA - Athenian secret services

    Aides, bodyguards, attendants, citizens
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    He put this gun into my hand and made me human once again. 

    Faced with an impoverished population, a shattered infrastructure and a volatile army, the first democratic president of Thebes, Eurydice, promises peace to her nation. Without the aid of Theseus, the leader of the vastly wealthy state of Athens, she doesn't stand a chance. But Theseus is arrogant, mercurial and motivated by profit. A swaggering opposition circles, impatient for insurrection. The body of the former dictator lies unburied.

    Set in the present day but inspired by an ancient myth, Welcome to Thebes offers a passionate exploration of an encounter between the world's richest and the world's poorest countries in the aftermath of a brutal war.

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