in the thread of oedipus
an attempt to unravel the myth

The story of Oedipus is the one of a man who doesn't know who he is ...

Well before his birth, an oracle predicted to his father Laios, King of Thebes, that he was to be killed by his very own son. To evade this curse, the King and the Queen abandoned Oedipus far away from their kingdom. A shepherd found the child and offered him to the King of Corinth who raised the child as his very own son without ever disclosing the secret of his true origin.

When the oracle finally reveals to the young Oedipus that he will murder his father and his mother's lover, he runs away from his adopted home hoping he may escape his fate. But actualy, he gets closer and closer to it…


The stage is empty, windswept. The arrow fired from its maker launches the infernal machinery into motion. A raft falls apart on the ground. We embark on a journey, an unknown journey, a wandering.

Nevertheless, our Oedipus does not allow himself to be manipulated.

Headstrong, a fierce fighter, often short tempered, he fights for his survival. He vehemently refused his fate ready to send his puppeteer overboard. We imagine an Oedipus who rocks in anger rumbling like a storm. We propose a killer thriller filled with humor.

Oedipus, the puzzle decoder unravels his own mystery. He is at once the detective and the murderer.

Premiered in 2009

All Audiences from 12 years old

Duration: 80 min

Director: Camille Found and assistant Saskia Berthod

On the raft: Brice Berthoud, Piero Pepin, Sébastien Cirotteau, Jonas Coutancier

Internship manager : Yvan Bernardet


Around the raft:

Script: Brice Berthoud

Construction of marionettes: Camille Found

Design internship: Dorothee Ruge and Brice Berthoud

Musical Composition: Piero Pepin in collaboration with Wang Li

Lighting Design: Gerdi Nehlig

Construction internship: Salem Ben Belkacem, Jaime Olivares

Costume Design: Severine Thiebault

Sound advisor: Antoine Garry

With the invaluable collaboration of: Einat Landais, Magali Rousseau, Nelly Adnot, Armelle Marbet, Morgane Dufour, Stephane Laplaud and Valentine Canto Martinez.

Administration: Lena Le Tiec

Tours Production: Pascal Marsilly


This performance is dedicated to Gerdi Nehlig who created the character Capt'aime.

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Thoughts for: Krassen LUTZKANOV

A Co-production : Théâtre 71 Scène Nationale by Malakoff, TJP Strasbourg Center Dramatique National d'Alsace, Comédie de l'Est Center Dramatique Régional d'Alsace de Colmar, Equinoxe Scène Nationale de Châteauroux, Théâtre Gérard Philipe Scène Conventisée by Frouard.

Companionship : the Clandest'Ifs

Support : Paul Eluard Theater of Choisy le Roi, Cultural Service of AME, Zaman Production.

With the support of the DRAC Ile-de-France - Ministry of Culture and Communication, and help with the creation of the Center Region.

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Au fil d'Oedipe photographie @VincentMuteau