The city, now in ruin, awaits for the gods to speak. For it is a city of desolation and fallen glory. One that has been cursed. First, a mother and son, both family and lovers, cursed themselves and their children and forfeit the throne. Then, a king, one of strong will and pride, defiled the will of the almighty, and, therefore, suffered their wrath. Once, a happy man, now, alone on earth. For the gods swift sword was sufficient to leave him pain and loss. Now, the city, left in his care, suffers the pain of his loss, as the only light of his good will has gone out.
My lord, your niece... I informed her of the recent tragedies of the city. When I asked her if she wished for death, she replied,¨ I do not. For if I was to leave this earth , it would not be for the better. Instead, it would leave me without purpose in life as I accomplished nothing.¨
She shall find hope. She has done nothing to be punished for. It seems the gods anger has turned to me for I have disgraced their laws more so.
My lord, you have heard of the wishes of old teiresias. Yet, you have done nothing as a show of repentance. Why must you continue your ways?
What makes you think I should do so? The gods have taken everything I hold dear away. Do you think there is a fate worse than that? You should have killed me when I pleaded you to. No, now the city shall share my pain, and, for I cannot endure a pain more painful, no one shall change that.
The storms of the past have done much damage, but the storms of the present have done enough damage. We hold our loyalty to our gods and to our land, you have dishonored both. Today, you shall bring ruin upon us no more.
Creon on stage. Choragos enters stage left. They speak. Both exit stage right.
I apologize, my king, but, like them, my loyalty belongs with my country. You, therefore, shall not set foot upon our land again.
Creon on stage. Enter Choragos stage left. They speak.
My stubbornness has, once again, cost me. Finally, it shall be of no concern of my people. The concern is of the new kingdom. A new age is born. One, I hope, of glory and prosperity. My fate now awaits me, and I shall give it consent.
Creon and Choragos on stage. Enter citizen stage left. He speaks