Iphigenia in Aulis

Cyprus : Iphigenia in Aulis

Fantastico Theatro presents Euripides’ tragedy Iphigenia in Aulis in a new translation and adaptation.

Aulis: a liminal place, a non-place, a place where time has stopped, where the waiting seems endless, where memory is constructed again and again, until memory and myth become inseparable.

The fleet is trapped in a harbour. There are no favourable winds. Time passes. The army forgets why they are there. The ritual slaughter of an innocent girl is decreed. The leaders must choose: the war will take place only if they kill the girl. Otherwise, nothing will happen.

The heroes of the Trojan war are presented as self-serving politicians. Euripides, in his bold version of the Iphigenia myth, creates an anti-war play and dares to undermine nationalistic narratives.

The performance is inspired by the location.

The place: Nicosia, near the buffer zone of the divided city.

For only five performances: 23, 25, 26, 27, 28 July, at 9 pm.

Info/tickets: 99246270, 97626798.

Address: 15, Markou Drakou Avenue, 1102 Nicosia, before the Ledra Palas check point.

CAST (in alphabetical order)

Irene Andreou, Photis Apostolides, Niki Dragoumi, Stelios Kallistratis, Valentinos Kokkinos, Panayiota Papageorgiou, Andreas Papamichalopoulos, Andreas Tselepos.

Chorus members: Varsia Adamou, Alexia Alexi, Maria Iakovidou, Chrysa Nikolaou, Andreas Louka, Tariel Beridze.

Sponsors: Cyprus Theatre Organization, RCB Bank, AVS, Heart Cyprus.


Tuesday through Friday
From: Sunday, July 23rd, 2017
Until: Friday, July 28th, 2017
Time: Starts at 21:00


15 Markou Drakou Avenue
Nicosia, Nicosia 1102, Cyprus


€15 / €12


Fantastico Theatro
Phone: 97626798

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