Due to the ongoing pandemic, all performance dates are subject to change
Arnolphe becomes a tyrant lest he become a cuckold. Beneath the light comedy of The School for Wives and its string of hilarious misunderstandings, Molière delivers a tragic character, who falls victim to his own schemes, with Agnès mercilessly giving him the slip as she comes to realise the terrifying power of her innocence.
Using Chryssa Prokopaki’s imaginative translation in decapentasyllabic verse, Ektoras Lygizos continues experimenting with the demanding genre of farce, drawing on a physical theatre style that retains aspects of acrobatic performance and dance. Spinning an archetypal story of rebellion, this production foregrounds the musical qualities of language, with the main action placed at the centre of an energetic universe rich in sounds, imagery and music, bringing performers ‘face-to-face’ with the audience.
Translated by Chryssa Prokopaki
Adapted and directed by Ektoras Lygizos
Set design: Cleo Boboti
Costume design: Alkistis Mamali
Lighting design: Dimitris Kassimatis
Music: The Boy
Make-up: Ioanna Lygizou
Physical coaching - Movement collaboration: Hara Kotsali
Vocal coaching: Evangelia Karakatsani
Sound design: Brian Coon
Assistant director: Eva Vlassopoulos
Assistant to the set designer: Filanthi Bougatsou
Cast: Konstantinos Zografos, Evangelia Karakatsani, Yannis Klinis, Sofia Kokkali, Ektoras Lygizos, Aris Balis, The Boy
Production manager Jenny Nomikou
As part of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2020. Adapted and directed by Ektoras Lygizos. Cast: Konstantinos Zografos, Evangelia Karakatsani, Yannis Klinis, Sofia Kokkali and more
To be announced.