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
To be announced.