Welcome to Thebes

A Theatre Arts production
University Productions
Thursday 23 May 2013 - Saturday 25 May 2013
Welcome to Thebes

"He put this gun into my hand and made me human 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 still 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 poorest countries in the aftermath of a brutal war.