LITTLE THEATRE OF EPIDAURUS / EPIDAURUS
The Wahncau FileThe Wahncau File by Elias Maglinis, after Euripides’ Alcestis, is presented at the Little Theatre of Epidaurus on August 5th to 6th 2022.
The Wahncau case: a woman was found dead standing upright. The usual rigor mortis was replaced by a rare, instantaneous stiffness. Since we are used to seeing the dead lying down horizontally, resigned of their rights or bereft of presence, this woman seems to be threatening us. Not unlike Alcestis who “returned and did not return, is and is not Alcestis. You could say that she was living and you could say that she was dead”. A sun eclipse will cast an uncanny light on a peaceful earth, in the future, on people's faces and temple ruins.