THEATER

"The Bacchae" by Euripides

From 31 July to 01 August 2020 · Athens

Venue Details

Epidayros

Epidavros Ancient Theater

Nayplioy - Epidayroy

Due to the ongoing pandemic, all performance dates are subject to change

Municipal and Regional Theatre of Ioannina - Nikaiti Kontouri

The Bacchae is the only extant tragedy featuring god Dionysus as a character. The god’s passage through Thebes disrupts the established attitudes, leading to a transgression of human limits. The women have left the city for Mount Cithaeron, where they have become frenzied Maenads. King Pentheus decides to go up against them and restore order. He imprisons the god but is conquered by him and is gradually driven to destruction.

“Euripides’ The Bacchae can be summed up as a ritual of feeling, emotions, rage and unreason”, according to director Nikaiti Kontouri – a tragedy that always lends itself to fresh approaches and readings.

Translated by Giorgos Chimonas
Directed by Nikaiti Kontouri
Dramaturgy: Manos Lambrakis
Set and costume design: Eleni Manolopoulou
Music: Giorgos Poulios
Vocal and music coach: Henri Kergomard
Choreography: Ermis Malkotsis
Lighting design: Lefteris Pavlopoulos
First assistant director: Thalia Griva
Second assistant director: Eleni Moleski
Assistant to the set and costume designer: Katerina Kanellopoulou

Cast: Akis Sakellariou (Dionysus), Nikos Kouris (Pentheus), Filareti Komninou (Agave), Ioanna Pappa (Tiresias), Stelios Mainas (Cadmus), Themis Panou (Watchman, Second Messenger), Rinio Kyriazi (First Messenger)

Chorus: Thalia Griva, Eleni Moleski, Rinio Kyriazi and six more actors and two musicians

Production manager: Katerina Diakoumopoulou

As part of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2020. Directed by Nikaiti Kontouri. Cast Akis Sakellariou, Nikos Kouris, Filareti Komninou, Ioanna Pappa, Stelios Mainas and more

Ticket Details

To be announced.

When

From 31 July to 01 August 2020

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