Orestes by Euripides

Cyprus : Orestes by Euripides

The National Theatre of Northern Greece presents Euripides’ tragedy, Orestes, in a new translation by the Greek poet Yorgos Blanas and directed by NTNG’s Artistic Director, Yannis Anastasakis.

After murdering his mother Clytemnestra, Orestes fades away in bed, tormented by the Furies, with his sister Electra by his side. When their uncle Menelaus, returns to Argos from Troy, accompanied by Helen, they hope that he will intervene and persuade the City to overturn the death sentence that has been passed on his nephew. However, neither Menelaus nor their grandfather Tyndareus wish to help him. Orestes then turns to Pylades, who is willing to risk his life to help his friend. The two young men, accompanied by Electra, plan to revenge themselves against Menelaus by killing Helen and her daughter Hermione, a plan that throws them deeper into a vicious circle of blood and violence. Trapped in their own actions, they desperately try to save themselves. The solution is ultimately provided by the intervention of Apollo, performing the role of deus ex machina.

Translated by: Yorgos Blanas

Directed by: Yannis Anastasakis

Set and Costume Design: Yannis Thavoris

Music: Babis Papadopoulos

Music Instruction: Nikos Voudouris

Movement Direction: Alexis Tsiamoglou

Lighting Design: Lefteris Pavlopoulos

Assistant to the Director: Samson Fytros

Assistant Set Designer: Elina Eftaxia

Production Coordinator: Marleen Verschuuren

Cast (in alphabetical order):

Electra: Ioanna Kolliopoulou

Helen: Dafni Lamprogianni

Messenger: Nikolas Maragkopoulos

Pylades: Dimitris Morfakidis

Apollo: Dimosthenis Papadopoulos

Hermione: Marianna Pouregka

Tyndareus: Kostas Santas

Phrygian: Christos Stergioglou

Menelaus: Christodoulos Stylianou

Orestes: Christos Stylianou

Chorus: Eleutheria Agkelitsa, Momo Vlachou, Stellina Vogiatzi, Anastasia Exintaveloni, Pavlina Zachra, Maria Konstanta, Christina Papatriantafillou, Maria Petevi, Elina Rizou, Evi Sarmi, Christina Christodoulou, Styliani Psaroudaki

▪ With English surtitles

International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama 2018

▪ Performances start at 21:00

▪ Please arrive at the theatre before 20:45*

*Spectators attending performances at the Curium Ancient Theatre are advised to arrive at least 45 minutes before the performance.

Tickets:
€10 │ €5 (Students, Senior Citizens, National Guard, Citizens with unemployment benefits)

Tickets are being sold online at:
www.SoldoutTickets.com.cy

and at:
SOEASY stores in all cities
TIME OUT Kiosk in Paphos
In N Out Kiosk in Paralimni

More Info: www.greekdramafest.com

When

From: Friday, July 20th, 2018
Until: Saturday, July 21st, 2018
Time: Starts at 21:00

Where

Episkopi, Limassol Cyprus

Cost

€10 / €5

Contact

Email:
Phone: 70002414

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