“Ophelia? She drowned.” Aided by Shakespeare and contemporary interpretations of Ophelia’s fate, particularly the revolutionary “Ophelia” by Lúcia Sander, the Argentinian researcher into Shakespeare’s figures, and Heiner Müller’s “HamletMachine”, we want to rewrite this well-known story anew. To tell another version of events, to reach below the surface, to turn up the sound. To find a new heroine – a strong Ophelia, an Ophelia who “does not need to drown”, and even if she does – first has a lot to tell us.
In this production there appear contemporary Ophelias – mothers, wives, daughters, neighbours, students, workers, young and old – each one different, each with her own story – to take you on a journey through the strength of women in many forms. Time for a collective rebellion by Ophelia.