Due to the ongoing pandemic, all performance dates are subject to change
Prometheus Bound marks Aris Biniaris’ second production in Epidaurus. The director continues his research on ancient tragedy, using music as a springboard. In Prometheus Bound, the figures of an age-old but always timely story come to the fore through a pulsating, live soundscape. “A story that may be perceived as a dark commentary on the present or perhaps as a bright hope for the future”, in the director’s own words.
Chained on a rock, Prometheus is punished by Zeus for giving fire to the humans. Kratos and Bia oversee the unwilling Hephaestus, who has been tasked with chaining Prometheus. In this tragedy, the only surviving part of Aeschylus’ Prometheus trilogy, Prometheus is visited by Oceanids and Oceanus himself. The latter addresses Zeus’ cruelty. Shortly afterwards, Io also makes her appearance, pursued by Hera’s fury in the form of a gadfly. Prometheus, firm in his decision to help humanity and go against the gods, constitutes a timeless symbol of free will and resistance to power.
Translated by Giorgos Blanas
Directed by Aris Biniaris
Set design: Magdalini Avgerinou
Costume design: Vasiliki Syrma
Music: Fotis Siotas
Lighting design: Alekos Anastasiou
Dramaturgy consultant: Katerina Diakoumopoulou
Metrical analysis of original text: Kaiti Diamantakou
Cast: Yannis Stankoglou (Prometheus), Aris Biniaris (Kratos), Orestis Chalkias (Bia), Christos Malakis (Hephaestus), Alekos Syssovitis (Oceanus), Iro Bezou (Io), Ioannis Papazisis (Hermes)
Chorus: Andrianna Andreovits, Dimitra Vitta, Fiona Georgiadi, Katerina Dimati, Grigoria Metheniti, Eleni Boukli, Nancy Boukli, Dora Xagorari, Leoni Xerovasila, Alexia Sapranidou
Musicians on stage: Fotis Siotas, Nikos Papaioannou
Production manager: Vasileia Taskou
Production Gr Entertainment World LTD
As part of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2020. Directed by Aris Biniaris. Cast: Yannis Stankoglou, Orestis Chalkias, Christos Malakis, Alekos Syssovitis, Iro Bezou, Ioannis Papazisis, etc.
To be announced.