Her Sister

Text: Lot Vekemans
Directed by: Hunor Horvath
Cast: Cristina Ragos

Performance in Romanian, with translation into German and English
The story of Antigone and her tragic fate in the struggle to assert her own beliefs is well known. But too few know the story of her sister Ismena - who, trying to avoid the curse that decimated her family, is left alone to mourn the death of her loved ones. In a disarming confession, Ismena comes forward to tell her side of the story. Ismena, that is, her sister, who survives to see how all her happiness is nothing but a farce at the hands of the gods. With tenderness and sincerity, Cristina Ragos offers us a sensitive one-woman show about pain and healing, about loss and hope, but also about the fragility of a world that, in the face of the thirst for power, loses its own humanity.

"Her Sister, a story that seems insignificant, but with a shocking impact, with which I identified from the first reading, as if it were an x-ray of my own experiences. Her sister, Ismena, a wandering and haunted soul, whom I so desperately wanted to somehow save, to free, by telling her story and thus... interpreting it. In fact... to save Cristina Ragos, to save myself. Yes, I wanted to be her hero and to be my own hero!" - actress Cristina Ragos.
Estimated duration:1h
Premiere Date:12-02-2023