Welcome to Thebes

Moira Buffini
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571258734
Date Published
01.07.2010
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Summary

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.

Moira Buffini’s Welcome to Thebes premiered at the National Theatre, London, in June 2010.

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Moira Buffini’s plays include Blavatsky’s Tower (Machine Room), Gabriel (Soho Theatre), Silence (Birmingham Rep), Loveplay (Royal Shakespeare Company), Dinner (National Theatre and West End), Dying for It, adapted from The Suicide by Nikolai Erdman (Almeida), A Vampire Story (NT Connections), Marianne Dreams (Almeida Theatre) and Welcome to Thebes (National Theatre). She lives in London with her husband and children.

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