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Epidaurus Festival 2018

 

Epidaurus Festival 2018

 The ancient theatre of Epidaurus has been a huge inspiration to the founders of ta-leme.com, Lara Soues and Dimitra Tsambazi. We highly recommend to our readers and followers to visit the Epidaurus festival while in Greece. You can read the festival programme below.

 

 Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus

 2018

  • 29 & 30 June: The Acharnians by Aristofanes.

A play that expresses the longing for peace in a time of war. It is set in Acharnae, Attica. It is a comedy with many references to Dionysus and the religious ceremonies of fertility. Expect nothing less from Aristofanes than obscene humor and sarcasm. This play earned Aristofanes the first prize.

Cast: Petros Filippidis, Pavlos Haikalis, Kostas Koklas, Pygmalion Dadakaridis, and a chorus of 15 performers.

 

  • 6 & 7 July: Agamemnon by Aeschylus.

A tragedy that discusses the need for change of the status quo. In a Polis doomed to self-destruction, citizens must muster their strength and faith, and redefine their moral and civic values to ensure their continued survival.

Cast: Yannis Stankoglou, Maria Protopappa, Iovi Fragatou, and others.

 

  • 13 & 14 July: Plutus by Aristofanes.

In this comedy Aristofanes addresses the God of wealth, Plutus as being unfair, blind. A play very contemporary as it highlights the inequalities that derive from the wealth distribution around the world.

National Theatre of Greece.

 

  • 20 & 21 July: Electra by Sofocles.

A brutal play about the law of retaliation as Orestes and Electra take revenge for the death of their father Agamemnon by killing their mother Clytemnestra and her husband Aegistus. It can be characterized as a violent masterpiece.

National Theatre of Greece.

 

A play about gender issues, the quest of personal identity, the right to equal civil rights, the crisis in values, law and nature. It is a comedy about women who call for political changes in a male dominated world.

Cast: Makis Papadimitriou, Odysseas Papaspiliopoulos, Nantia Kontogeorgi, Giorgos Chrysostomou, Eleni Ouzounidou, Giorgos Papageorgiou, Andri Theodotou, Katerina Maoutsou, Nancy Sideri, Eleni Boukli, Antigone Fryda, Irida Mara, Fragiski Moustaki, Natasa Sfendylaki, and others.

 

  • 3 & 4 August: Orestes by Euripides. National Theatre of Northern Greece.

Orestes, Electra, and Pylades formulate a plan of revenge against Menelaus for turning his back on them. A vicious cycle of crime and violence is developed and only Apollo can break that.

Cast: Christos Stylianou (Orestes), Ioanna Kolliopoulou (Electra), Daphne Lamprogianni (Helen), Christodoulos Stylianou (Menelaus), Nikolas Maragopoulos (Messenger), and others.

 

  • 10 & 11 August: The Frogs by Aristophanes.

Disguised as Hercules, Dionysus descends to the underworld to bring Euripides back among the living, since Athens no longer boasts a great poet. Dionysus does not descend among the dead to bring back a great politician, a worthy philosopher, or general. Instead, he chooses to bring back a dramatic poet. Evidently, Aristophanes considers poetry and drama as the only powers capable of saving the Polis from its decline. A chorus of frogs and the Aristophanes’ humor guarantee you laughter and a good time.

Cast: Lakis Lazopoulos, Sofia Filippidou, Antonis Kafetzopoulos, Dimitris Piatas, and others.

 

  • 17 & 18 August: Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles.

Having previously wandered around as a scapegoat, Oedipus retires to Colonus, becoming the area’s genius loci. Burdened by horrific crimes and haunted by his city, Thebes, the elderly Oedipus arrives at Colonus, almost as if he were a migrant, choosing this area as his final resting place. The tragedy comes to an end with the final redemption of a man who was first humiliated and then elevated to the rank of hero. Athens & Epidaurus Festival, in collaboration with INDA (Instituto Nazionale del Dramma Antico).






                    Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus

 

The two main characters of the play, Orestes and Electra, are like two puppets with barely any right to make choices for themselves. They are weighed down by the burden of the past, forced to follow it all the way, making a seemingly impossible choice. The VASISTAS group approaches the play as a profound conflict between human instincts and social conformity.

Cast: Evi Saoulidou, Evdoxia Androulidaki, Antonis Antonopoulos, Matina Pergioudaki, Yannis Klinis, Eleni Vergeti, Georgina Chriskioti, and others.

 

  • 20 & 21 July: Antigone by Sophocles. Antigone buries her rebellious brother and violates the laws of the Polis, causing mayhem and disorder. A masterpiece of Sophocles about a woman defying the laws of the state to honor her family.

 

  • 3 & 4 August: Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus. A tragedy about Prometheus, a Titan who defies the gods and gives fire to mankind, act for which he is subjected to perpetual punishment. Cast: Dimitris Kataleifos (Prometheus), Maria Kechagioglou (Io), George Vourdamis Mavrogenis (Cratus), Theano Metaxa (Bia), Ilias Kounelas (Hephaestus), Kostas Vasardanis (Hermes), George Frintzilas (Oceanus), Fonέs with coaching by Marina Satti (Chorus of Oceanids).
    With the participation of the Baumstrasse choir and students of the Attiko School of Ancient Greek Drama and Epidaurus Lyceum.



                                 Ancient Stadium of Epidaurus

 

 

It is the story of Orestes who is pursued to Athens by Erinyes (feelings of guilt) for the murder of his mother Clytemnestra and his effort to free himself from the guilt in front of an Athenian jury.

 

 


 

 


 


 


 

 

 
 


 

 

 

Epidaurus Festival 2018

 The ancient theatre of Epidaurus has been a huge inspiration to the founders of ta-leme.com, Lara Soues and Dimitra Tsambazi. We highly recommend to our readers and followers to visit the Epidaurus festival while in Greece. You can read the festival programme below.

 

 Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus

 2018

  • 29 & 30 June: The Acharnians by Aristofanes.

A play that expresses the longing for peace in a time of war. It is set in Acharnae, Attica. It is a comedy with many references to Dionysus and the religious ceremonies of fertility. Expect nothing less from Aristofanes than obscene humor and sarcasm. This play earned Aristofanes the first prize.

Cast: Petros Filippidis, Pavlos Haikalis, Kostas Koklas, Pygmalion Dadakaridis, and a chorus of 15 performers.

 

  • 6 & 7 July: Agamemnon by Aeschylus.

A tragedy that discusses the need for change of the status quo. In a Polis doomed to self-destruction, citizens must muster their strength and faith, and redefine their moral and civic values to ensure their continued survival.

Cast: Yannis Stankoglou, Maria Protopappa, Iovi Fragatou, and others.

 

  • 13 & 14 July: Plutus by Aristofanes.

In this comedy Aristofanes addresses the God of wealth, Plutus as being unfair, blind. A play very contemporary as it highlights the inequalities that derive from the wealth distribution around the world.

National Theatre of Greece.

 

  • 20 & 21 July: Electra by Sofocles.

A brutal play about the law of retaliation as Orestes and Electra take revenge for the death of their father Agamemnon by killing their mother Clytemnestra and her husband Aegistus. It can be characterized as a violent masterpiece.

National Theatre of Greece.

 

A play about gender issues, the quest of personal identity, the right to equal civil rights, the crisis in values, law and nature. It is a comedy about women who call for political changes in a male dominated world.

Cast: Makis Papadimitriou, Odysseas Papaspiliopoulos, Nantia Kontogeorgi, Giorgos Chrysostomou, Eleni Ouzounidou, Giorgos Papageorgiou, Andri Theodotou, Katerina Maoutsou, Nancy Sideri, Eleni Boukli, Antigone Fryda, Irida Mara, Fragiski Moustaki, Natasa Sfendylaki, and others.

 

  • 3 & 4 August: Orestes by Euripides. National Theatre of Northern Greece.

Orestes, Electra, and Pylades formulate a plan of revenge against Menelaus for turning his back on them. A vicious cycle of crime and violence is developed and only Apollo can break that.

Cast: Christos Stylianou (Orestes), Ioanna Kolliopoulou (Electra), Daphne Lamprogianni (Helen), Christodoulos Stylianou (Menelaus), Nikolas Maragopoulos (Messenger), and others.

 

  • 10 & 11 August: The Frogs by Aristophanes.

Disguised as Hercules, Dionysus descends to the underworld to bring Euripides back among the living, since Athens no longer boasts a great poet. Dionysus does not descend among the dead to bring back a great politician, a worthy philosopher, or general. Instead, he chooses to bring back a dramatic poet. Evidently, Aristophanes considers poetry and drama as the only powers capable of saving the Polis from its decline. A chorus of frogs and the Aristophanes’ humor guarantee you laughter and a good time.

Cast: Lakis Lazopoulos, Sofia Filippidou, Antonis Kafetzopoulos, Dimitris Piatas, and others.

 

  • 17 & 18 August: Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles.

Having previously wandered around as a scapegoat, Oedipus retires to Colonus, becoming the area’s genius loci. Burdened by horrific crimes and haunted by his city, Thebes, the elderly Oedipus arrives at Colonus, almost as if he were a migrant, choosing this area as his final resting place. The tragedy comes to an end with the final redemption of a man who was first humiliated and then elevated to the rank of hero. Athens & Epidaurus Festival, in collaboration with INDA (Instituto Nazionale del Dramma Antico).






                    Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus

 

The two main characters of the play, Orestes and Electra, are like two puppets with barely any right to make choices for themselves. They are weighed down by the burden of the past, forced to follow it all the way, making a seemingly impossible choice. The VASISTAS group approaches the play as a profound conflict between human instincts and social conformity.

Cast: Evi Saoulidou, Evdoxia Androulidaki, Antonis Antonopoulos, Matina Pergioudaki, Yannis Klinis, Eleni Vergeti, Georgina Chriskioti, and others.

 

  • 20 & 21 July: Antigone by Sophocles. Antigone buries her rebellious brother and violates the laws of the Polis, causing mayhem and disorder. A masterpiece of Sophocles about a woman defying the laws of the state to honor her family.

 

  • 3 & 4 August: Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus. A tragedy about Prometheus, a Titan who defies the gods and gives fire to mankind, act for which he is subjected to perpetual punishment. Cast: Dimitris Kataleifos (Prometheus), Maria Kechagioglou (Io), George Vourdamis Mavrogenis (Cratus), Theano Metaxa (Bia), Ilias Kounelas (Hephaestus), Kostas Vasardanis (Hermes), George Frintzilas (Oceanus), Fonέs with coaching by Marina Satti (Chorus of Oceanids).
    With the participation of the Baumstrasse choir and students of the Attiko School of Ancient Greek Drama and Epidaurus Lyceum.



                                 Ancient Stadium of Epidaurus

 

 

It is the story of Orestes who is pursued to Athens by Erinyes (feelings of guilt) for the murder of his mother Clytemnestra and his effort to free himself from the guilt in front of an Athenian jury.

 

 


 

 


 


 


 

 

 

Epidaurus Festival 2018

 The ancient theatre of Epidaurus has been a huge inspiration to the founders of ta-leme.com, Lara Soues and Dimitra Tsambazi. We highly recommend to our readers and followers to visit the Epidaurus festival while in Greece. You can read the festival programme below.

 

 Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus

 2018

  • 29 & 30 June: The Acharnians by Aristofanes.

A play that expresses the longing for peace in a time of war. It is set in Acharnae, Attica. It is a comedy with many references to Dionysus and the religious ceremonies of fertility. Expect nothing less from Aristofanes than obscene humor and sarcasm. This play earned Aristofanes the first prize.

Cast: Petros Filippidis, Pavlos Haikalis, Kostas Koklas, Pygmalion Dadakaridis, and a chorus of 15 performers.

 

  • 6 & 7 July: Agamemnon by Aeschylus.

A tragedy that discusses the need for change of the status quo. In a Polis doomed to self-destruction, citizens must muster their strength and faith, and redefine their moral and civic values to ensure their continued survival.

Cast: Yannis Stankoglou, Maria Protopappa, Iovi Fragatou, and others.

 

  • 13 & 14 July: Plutus by Aristofanes.

In this comedy Aristofanes addresses the God of wealth, Plutus as being unfair, blind. A play very contemporary as it highlights the inequalities that derive from the wealth distribution around the world.

National Theatre of Greece.

 

  • 20 & 21 July: Electra by Sofocles.

A brutal play about the law of retaliation as Orestes and Electra take revenge for the death of their father Agamemnon by killing their mother Clytemnestra and her husband Aegistus. It can be characterized as a violent masterpiece.

National Theatre of Greece.

 

A play about gender issues, the quest of personal identity, the right to equal civil rights, the crisis in values, law and nature. It is a comedy about women who call for political changes in a male dominated world.

Cast: Makis Papadimitriou, Odysseas Papaspiliopoulos, Nantia Kontogeorgi, Giorgos Chrysostomou, Eleni Ouzounidou, Giorgos Papageorgiou, Andri Theodotou, Katerina Maoutsou, Nancy Sideri, Eleni Boukli, Antigone Fryda, Irida Mara, Fragiski Moustaki, Natasa Sfendylaki, and others.

 

  • 3 & 4 August: Orestes by Euripides. National Theatre of Northern Greece.

Orestes, Electra, and Pylades formulate a plan of revenge against Menelaus for turning his back on them. A vicious cycle of crime and violence is developed and only Apollo can break that.

Cast: Christos Stylianou (Orestes), Ioanna Kolliopoulou (Electra), Daphne Lamprogianni (Helen), Christodoulos Stylianou (Menelaus), Nikolas Maragopoulos (Messenger), and others.

 

  • 10 & 11 August: The Frogs by Aristophanes.

Disguised as Hercules, Dionysus descends to the underworld to bring Euripides back among the living, since Athens no longer boasts a great poet. Dionysus does not descend among the dead to bring back a great politician, a worthy philosopher, or general. Instead, he chooses to bring back a dramatic poet. Evidently, Aristophanes considers poetry and drama as the only powers capable of saving the Polis from its decline. A chorus of frogs and the Aristophanes’ humor guarantee you laughter and a good time.

Cast: Lakis Lazopoulos, Sofia Filippidou, Antonis Kafetzopoulos, Dimitris Piatas, and others.

 

  • 17 & 18 August: Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles.

Having previously wandered around as a scapegoat, Oedipus retires to Colonus, becoming the area’s genius loci. Burdened by horrific crimes and haunted by his city, Thebes, the elderly Oedipus arrives at Colonus, almost as if he were a migrant, choosing this area as his final resting place. The tragedy comes to an end with the final redemption of a man who was first humiliated and then elevated to the rank of hero. Athens & Epidaurus Festival, in collaboration with INDA (Instituto Nazionale del Dramma Antico).






                    Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus

 

The two main characters of the play, Orestes and Electra, are like two puppets with barely any right to make choices for themselves. They are weighed down by the burden of the past, forced to follow it all the way, making a seemingly impossible choice. The VASISTAS group approaches the play as a profound conflict between human instincts and social conformity.

Cast: Evi Saoulidou, Evdoxia Androulidaki, Antonis Antonopoulos, Matina Pergioudaki, Yannis Klinis, Eleni Vergeti, Georgina Chriskioti, and others.

 

  • 20 & 21 July: Antigone by Sophocles. Antigone buries her rebellious brother and violates the laws of the Polis, causing mayhem and disorder. A masterpiece of Sophocles about a woman defying the laws of the state to honor her family.

 

  • 3 & 4 August: Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus. A tragedy about Prometheus, a Titan who defies the gods and gives fire to mankind, act for which he is subjected to perpetual punishment. Cast: Dimitris Kataleifos (Prometheus), Maria Kechagioglou (Io), George Vourdamis Mavrogenis (Cratus), Theano Metaxa (Bia), Ilias Kounelas (Hephaestus), Kostas Vasardanis (Hermes), George Frintzilas (Oceanus), Fonέs with coaching by Marina Satti (Chorus of Oceanids).
    With the participation of the Baumstrasse choir and students of the Attiko School of Ancient Greek Drama and Epidaurus Lyceum.



                                 Ancient Stadium of Epidaurus

 

 

It is the story of Orestes who is pursued to Athens by Erinyes (feelings of guilt) for the murder of his mother Clytemnestra and his effort to free himself from the guilt in front of an Athenian jury.

 

 


 

 


 


 


 

 

 

Epidaurus Festival 2018

 The ancient theatre of Epidaurus has been a huge inspiration to the founders of ta-leme.com, Lara Soues and Dimitra Tsambazi. We highly recommend to our readers and followers to visit the Epidaurus festival while in Greece. You can read the festival programme below.

 

 Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus

 2018

  • 29 & 30 June: The Acharnians by Aristofanes.

A play that expresses the longing for peace in a time of war. It is set in Acharnae, Attica. It is a comedy with many references to Dionysus and the religious ceremonies of fertility. Expect nothing less from Aristofanes than obscene humor and sarcasm. This play earned Aristofanes the first prize.

Cast: Petros Filippidis, Pavlos Haikalis, Kostas Koklas, Pygmalion Dadakaridis, and a chorus of 15 performers.

 

  • 6 & 7 July: Agamemnon by Aeschylus.

A tragedy that discusses the need for change of the status quo. In a Polis doomed to self-destruction, citizens must muster their strength and faith, and redefine their moral and civic values to ensure their continued survival.

Cast: Yannis Stankoglou, Maria Protopappa, Iovi Fragatou, and others.

 

  • 13 & 14 July: Plutus by Aristofanes.

In this comedy Aristofanes addresses the God of wealth, Plutus as being unfair, blind. A play very contemporary as it highlights the inequalities that derive from the wealth distribution around the world.

National Theatre of Greece.

 

  • 20 & 21 July: Electra by Sofocles.

A brutal play about the law of retaliation as Orestes and Electra take revenge for the death of their father Agamemnon by killing their mother Clytemnestra and her husband Aegistus. It can be characterized as a violent masterpiece.

National Theatre of Greece.

 

A play about gender issues, the quest of personal identity, the right to equal civil rights, the crisis in values, law and nature. It is a comedy about women who call for political changes in a male dominated world.

Cast: Makis Papadimitriou, Odysseas Papaspiliopoulos, Nantia Kontogeorgi, Giorgos Chrysostomou, Eleni Ouzounidou, Giorgos Papageorgiou, Andri Theodotou, Katerina Maoutsou, Nancy Sideri, Eleni Boukli, Antigone Fryda, Irida Mara, Fragiski Moustaki, Natasa Sfendylaki, and others.

 

  • 3 & 4 August: Orestes by Euripides. National Theatre of Northern Greece.

Orestes, Electra, and Pylades formulate a plan of revenge against Menelaus for turning his back on them. A vicious cycle of crime and violence is developed and only Apollo can break that.

Cast: Christos Stylianou (Orestes), Ioanna Kolliopoulou (Electra), Daphne Lamprogianni (Helen), Christodoulos Stylianou (Menelaus), Nikolas Maragopoulos (Messenger), and others.

 

  • 10 & 11 August: The Frogs by Aristophanes.

Disguised as Hercules, Dionysus descends to the underworld to bring Euripides back among the living, since Athens no longer boasts a great poet. Dionysus does not descend among the dead to bring back a great politician, a worthy philosopher, or general. Instead, he chooses to bring back a dramatic poet. Evidently, Aristophanes considers poetry and drama as the only powers capable of saving the Polis from its decline. A chorus of frogs and the Aristophanes’ humor guarantee you laughter and a good time.

Cast: Lakis Lazopoulos, Sofia Filippidou, Antonis Kafetzopoulos, Dimitris Piatas, and others.

 

  • 17 & 18 August: Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles.

Having previously wandered around as a scapegoat, Oedipus retires to Colonus, becoming the area’s genius loci. Burdened by horrific crimes and haunted by his city, Thebes, the elderly Oedipus arrives at Colonus, almost as if he were a migrant, choosing this area as his final resting place. The tragedy comes to an end with the final redemption of a man who was first humiliated and then elevated to the rank of hero. Athens & Epidaurus Festival, in collaboration with INDA (Instituto Nazionale del Dramma Antico).






                    Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus

 

The two main characters of the play, Orestes and Electra, are like two puppets with barely any right to make choices for themselves. They are weighed down by the burden of the past, forced to follow it all the way, making a seemingly impossible choice. The VASISTAS group approaches the play as a profound conflict between human instincts and social conformity.

Cast: Evi Saoulidou, Evdoxia Androulidaki, Antonis Antonopoulos, Matina Pergioudaki, Yannis Klinis, Eleni Vergeti, Georgina Chriskioti, and others.

 

  • 20 & 21 July: Antigone by Sophocles. Antigone buries her rebellious brother and violates the laws of the Polis, causing mayhem and disorder. A masterpiece of Sophocles about a woman defying the laws of the state to honor her family.

 

  • 3 & 4 August: Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus. A tragedy about Prometheus, a Titan who defies the gods and gives fire to mankind, act for which he is subjected to perpetual punishment. Cast: Dimitris Kataleifos (Prometheus), Maria Kechagioglou (Io), George Vourdamis Mavrogenis (Cratus), Theano Metaxa (Bia), Ilias Kounelas (Hephaestus), Kostas Vasardanis (Hermes), George Frintzilas (Oceanus), Fonέs with coaching by Marina Satti (Chorus of Oceanids).
    With the participation of the Baumstrasse choir and students of the Attiko School of Ancient Greek Drama and Epidaurus Lyceum.



                                 Ancient Stadium of Epidaurus

 

 

It is the story of Orestes who is pursued to Athens by Erinyes (feelings of guilt) for the murder of his mother Clytemnestra and his effort to free himself from the guilt in front of an Athenian jury.

 

 


 

 


 


 


 

 

 

Epidaurus Festival 2018

 The ancient theatre of Epidaurus has been a huge inspiration to the founders of ta-leme.com, Lara Soues and Dimitra Tsambazi. We highly recommend to our readers and followers to visit the Epidaurus festival while in Greece. You can read the festival programme below.

 

 Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus

 2018

  • 29 & 30 June: The Acharnians by Aristofanes.

A play that expresses the longing for peace in a time of war. It is set in Acharnae, Attica. It is a comedy with many references to Dionysus and the religious ceremonies of fertility. Expect nothing less from Aristofanes than obscene humor and sarcasm. This play earned Aristofanes the first prize.

Cast: Petros Filippidis, Pavlos Haikalis, Kostas Koklas, Pygmalion Dadakaridis, and a chorus of 15 performers.

 

  • 6 & 7 July: Agamemnon by Aeschylus.

A tragedy that discusses the need for change of the status quo. In a Polis doomed to self-destruction, citizens must muster their strength and faith, and redefine their moral and civic values to ensure their continued survival.

Cast: Yannis Stankoglou, Maria Protopappa, Iovi Fragatou, and others.

 

  • 13 & 14 July: Plutus by Aristofanes.

In this comedy Aristofanes addresses the God of wealth, Plutus as being unfair, blind. A play very contemporary as it highlights the inequalities that derive from the wealth distribution around the world.

National Theatre of Greece.

 

  • 20 & 21 July: Electra by Sofocles.

A brutal play about the law of retaliation as Orestes and Electra take revenge for the death of their father Agamemnon by killing their mother Clytemnestra and her husband Aegistus. It can be characterized as a violent masterpiece.

National Theatre of Greece.

 

A play about gender issues, the quest of personal identity, the right to equal civil rights, the crisis in values, law and nature. It is a comedy about women who call for political changes in a male dominated world.

Cast: Makis Papadimitriou, Odysseas Papaspiliopoulos, Nantia Kontogeorgi, Giorgos Chrysostomou, Eleni Ouzounidou, Giorgos Papageorgiou, Andri Theodotou, Katerina Maoutsou, Nancy Sideri, Eleni Boukli, Antigone Fryda, Irida Mara, Fragiski Moustaki, Natasa Sfendylaki, and others.

 

  • 3 & 4 August: Orestes by Euripides. National Theatre of Northern Greece.

Orestes, Electra, and Pylades formulate a plan of revenge against Menelaus for turning his back on them. A vicious cycle of crime and violence is developed and only Apollo can break that.

Cast: Christos Stylianou (Orestes), Ioanna Kolliopoulou (Electra), Daphne Lamprogianni (Helen), Christodoulos Stylianou (Menelaus), Nikolas Maragopoulos (Messenger), and others.

 

  • 10 & 11 August: The Frogs by Aristophanes.

Disguised as Hercules, Dionysus descends to the underworld to bring Euripides back among the living, since Athens no longer boasts a great poet. Dionysus does not descend among the dead to bring back a great politician, a worthy philosopher, or general. Instead, he chooses to bring back a dramatic poet. Evidently, Aristophanes considers poetry and drama as the only powers capable of saving the Polis from its decline. A chorus of frogs and the Aristophanes’ humor guarantee you laughter and a good time.

Cast: Lakis Lazopoulos, Sofia Filippidou, Antonis Kafetzopoulos, Dimitris Piatas, and others.

 

  • 17 & 18 August: Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles.

Having previously wandered around as a scapegoat, Oedipus retires to Colonus, becoming the area’s genius loci. Burdened by horrific crimes and haunted by his city, Thebes, the elderly Oedipus arrives at Colonus, almost as if he were a migrant, choosing this area as his final resting place. The tragedy comes to an end with the final redemption of a man who was first humiliated and then elevated to the rank of hero. Athens & Epidaurus Festival, in collaboration with INDA (Instituto Nazionale del Dramma Antico).






                    Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus

 

The two main characters of the play, Orestes and Electra, are like two puppets with barely any right to make choices for themselves. They are weighed down by the burden of the past, forced to follow it all the way, making a seemingly impossible choice. The VASISTAS group approaches the play as a profound conflict between human instincts and social conformity.

Cast: Evi Saoulidou, Evdoxia Androulidaki, Antonis Antonopoulos, Matina Pergioudaki, Yannis Klinis, Eleni Vergeti, Georgina Chriskioti, and others.

 

  • 20 & 21 July: Antigone by Sophocles. Antigone buries her rebellious brother and violates the laws of the Polis, causing mayhem and disorder. A masterpiece of Sophocles about a woman defying the laws of the state to honor her family.

 

  • 3 & 4 August: Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus. A tragedy about Prometheus, a Titan who defies the gods and gives fire to mankind, act for which he is subjected to perpetual punishment. Cast: Dimitris Kataleifos (Prometheus), Maria Kechagioglou (Io), George Vourdamis Mavrogenis (Cratus), Theano Metaxa (Bia), Ilias Kounelas (Hephaestus), Kostas Vasardanis (Hermes), George Frintzilas (Oceanus), Fonέs with coaching by Marina Satti (Chorus of Oceanids).
    With the participation of the Baumstrasse choir and students of the Attiko School of Ancient Greek Drama and Epidaurus Lyceum.



                                 Ancient Stadium of Epidaurus

 

 

It is the story of Orestes who is pursued to Athens by Erinyes (feelings of guilt) for the murder of his mother Clytemnestra and his effort to free himself from the guilt in front of an Athenian jury.

 

 


 

 


 


 


 

 

 

Epidaurus Festival 2018

 The ancient theatre of Epidaurus has been a huge inspiration to the founders of ta-leme.com, Lara Soues and Dimitra Tsambazi. We highly recommend to our readers and followers to visit the Epidaurus festival while in Greece. You can read the festival programme below.

 

 Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus

 2018

  • 29 & 30 June: The Acharnians by Aristofanes.

A play that expresses the longing for peace in a time of war. It is set in Acharnae, Attica. It is a comedy with many references to Dionysus and the religious ceremonies of fertility. Expect nothing less from Aristofanes than obscene humor and sarcasm. This play earned Aristofanes the first prize.

Cast: Petros Filippidis, Pavlos Haikalis, Kostas Koklas, Pygmalion Dadakaridis, and a chorus of 15 performers.

 

  • 6 & 7 July: Agamemnon by Aeschylus.

A tragedy that discusses the need for change of the status quo. In a Polis doomed to self-destruction, citizens must muster their strength and faith, and redefine their moral and civic values to ensure their continued survival.

Cast: Yannis Stankoglou, Maria Protopappa, Iovi Fragatou, and others.

 

  • 13 & 14 July: Plutus by Aristofanes.

In this comedy Aristofanes addresses the God of wealth, Plutus as being unfair, blind. A play very contemporary as it highlights the inequalities that derive from the wealth distribution around the world.

National Theatre of Greece.

 

  • 20 & 21 July: Electra by Sofocles.

A brutal play about the law of retaliation as Orestes and Electra take revenge for the death of their father Agamemnon by killing their mother Clytemnestra and her husband Aegistus. It can be characterized as a violent masterpiece.

National Theatre of Greece.

 

A play about gender issues, the quest of personal identity, the right to equal civil rights, the crisis in values, law and nature. It is a comedy about women who call for political changes in a male dominated world.

Cast: Makis Papadimitriou, Odysseas Papaspiliopoulos, Nantia Kontogeorgi, Giorgos Chrysostomou, Eleni Ouzounidou, Giorgos Papageorgiou, Andri Theodotou, Katerina Maoutsou, Nancy Sideri, Eleni Boukli, Antigone Fryda, Irida Mara, Fragiski Moustaki, Natasa Sfendylaki, and others.

 

  • 3 & 4 August: Orestes by Euripides. National Theatre of Northern Greece.

Orestes, Electra, and Pylades formulate a plan of revenge against Menelaus for turning his back on them. A vicious cycle of crime and violence is developed and only Apollo can break that.

Cast: Christos Stylianou (Orestes), Ioanna Kolliopoulou (Electra), Daphne Lamprogianni (Helen), Christodoulos Stylianou (Menelaus), Nikolas Maragopoulos (Messenger), and others.

 

  • 10 & 11 August: The Frogs by Aristophanes.

Disguised as Hercules, Dionysus descends to the underworld to bring Euripides back among the living, since Athens no longer boasts a great poet. Dionysus does not descend among the dead to bring back a great politician, a worthy philosopher, or general. Instead, he chooses to bring back a dramatic poet. Evidently, Aristophanes considers poetry and drama as the only powers capable of saving the Polis from its decline. A chorus of frogs and the Aristophanes’ humor guarantee you laughter and a good time.

Cast: Lakis Lazopoulos, Sofia Filippidou, Antonis Kafetzopoulos, Dimitris Piatas, and others.

 

  • 17 & 18 August: Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles.

Having previously wandered around as a scapegoat, Oedipus retires to Colonus, becoming the area’s genius loci. Burdened by horrific crimes and haunted by his city, Thebes, the elderly Oedipus arrives at Colonus, almost as if he were a migrant, choosing this area as his final resting place. The tragedy comes to an end with the final redemption of a man who was first humiliated and then elevated to the rank of hero. Athens & Epidaurus Festival, in collaboration with INDA (Instituto Nazionale del Dramma Antico).






                    Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus

 

The two main characters of the play, Orestes and Electra, are like two puppets with barely any right to make choices for themselves. They are weighed down by the burden of the past, forced to follow it all the way, making a seemingly impossible choice. The VASISTAS group approaches the play as a profound conflict between human instincts and social conformity.

Cast: Evi Saoulidou, Evdoxia Androulidaki, Antonis Antonopoulos, Matina Pergioudaki, Yannis Klinis, Eleni Vergeti, Georgina Chriskioti, and others.

 

  • 20 & 21 July: Antigone by Sophocles. Antigone buries her rebellious brother and violates the laws of the Polis, causing mayhem and disorder. A masterpiece of Sophocles about a woman defying the laws of the state to honor her family.

 

  • 3 & 4 August: Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus. A tragedy about Prometheus, a Titan who defies the gods and gives fire to mankind, act for which he is subjected to perpetual punishment. Cast: Dimitris Kataleifos (Prometheus), Maria Kechagioglou (Io), George Vourdamis Mavrogenis (Cratus), Theano Metaxa (Bia), Ilias Kounelas (Hephaestus), Kostas Vasardanis (Hermes), George Frintzilas (Oceanus), Fonέs with coaching by Marina Satti (Chorus of Oceanids).
    With the participation of the Baumstrasse choir and students of the Attiko School of Ancient Greek Drama and Epidaurus Lyceum.



                                 Ancient Stadium of Epidaurus

 

 

It is the story of Orestes who is pursued to Athens by Erinyes (feelings of guilt) for the murder of his mother Clytemnestra and his effort to free himself from the guilt in front of an Athenian jury.

 

 


 

 


 


 


 

 

 

Epidaurus Festival 2018

 The ancient theatre of Epidaurus has been a huge inspiration to the founders of ta-leme.com, Lara Soues and Dimitra Tsambazi. We highly recommend to our readers and followers to visit the Epidaurus festival while in Greece. You can read the festival programme below.

 

 Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus

 2018

  • 29 & 30 June: The Acharnians by Aristofanes.

A play that expresses the longing for peace in a time of war. It is set in Acharnae, Attica. It is a comedy with many references to Dionysus and the religious ceremonies of fertility. Expect nothing less from Aristofanes than obscene humor and sarcasm. This play earned Aristofanes the first prize.

Cast: Petros Filippidis, Pavlos Haikalis, Kostas Koklas, Pygmalion Dadakaridis, and a chorus of 15 performers.

 

  • 6 & 7 July: Agamemnon by Aeschylus.

A tragedy that discusses the need for change of the status quo. In a Polis doomed to self-destruction, citizens must muster their strength and faith, and redefine their moral and civic values to ensure their continued survival.

Cast: Yannis Stankoglou, Maria Protopappa, Iovi Fragatou, and others.

 

  • 13 & 14 July: Plutus by Aristofanes.

In this comedy Aristofanes addresses the God of wealth, Plutus as being unfair, blind. A play very contemporary as it highlights the inequalities that derive from the wealth distribution around the world.

National Theatre of Greece.

 

  • 20 & 21 July: Electra by Sofocles.

A brutal play about the law of retaliation as Orestes and Electra take revenge for the death of their father Agamemnon by killing their mother Clytemnestra and her husband Aegistus. It can be characterized as a violent masterpiece.

National Theatre of Greece.

 

A play about gender issues, the quest of personal identity, the right to equal civil rights, the crisis in values, law and nature. It is a comedy about women who call for political changes in a male dominated world.

Cast: Makis Papadimitriou, Odysseas Papaspiliopoulos, Nantia Kontogeorgi, Giorgos Chrysostomou, Eleni Ouzounidou, Giorgos Papageorgiou, Andri Theodotou, Katerina Maoutsou, Nancy Sideri, Eleni Boukli, Antigone Fryda, Irida Mara, Fragiski Moustaki, Natasa Sfendylaki, and others.

 

  • 3 & 4 August: Orestes by Euripides. National Theatre of Northern Greece.

Orestes, Electra, and Pylades formulate a plan of revenge against Menelaus for turning his back on them. A vicious cycle of crime and violence is developed and only Apollo can break that.

Cast: Christos Stylianou (Orestes), Ioanna Kolliopoulou (Electra), Daphne Lamprogianni (Helen), Christodoulos Stylianou (Menelaus), Nikolas Maragopoulos (Messenger), and others.

 

  • 10 & 11 August: The Frogs by Aristophanes.

Disguised as Hercules, Dionysus descends to the underworld to bring Euripides back among the living, since Athens no longer boasts a great poet. Dionysus does not descend among the dead to bring back a great politician, a worthy philosopher, or general. Instead, he chooses to bring back a dramatic poet. Evidently, Aristophanes considers poetry and drama as the only powers capable of saving the Polis from its decline. A chorus of frogs and the Aristophanes’ humor guarantee you laughter and a good time.

Cast: Lakis Lazopoulos, Sofia Filippidou, Antonis Kafetzopoulos, Dimitris Piatas, and others.

 

  • 17 & 18 August: Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles.

Having previously wandered around as a scapegoat, Oedipus retires to Colonus, becoming the area’s genius loci. Burdened by horrific crimes and haunted by his city, Thebes, the elderly Oedipus arrives at Colonus, almost as if he were a migrant, choosing this area as his final resting place. The tragedy comes to an end with the final redemption of a man who was first humiliated and then elevated to the rank of hero. Athens & Epidaurus Festival, in collaboration with INDA (Instituto Nazionale del Dramma Antico).






                    Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus

 

The two main characters of the play, Orestes and Electra, are like two puppets with barely any right to make choices for themselves. They are weighed down by the burden of the past, forced to follow it all the way, making a seemingly impossible choice. The VASISTAS group approaches the play as a profound conflict between human instincts and social conformity.

Cast: Evi Saoulidou, Evdoxia Androulidaki, Antonis Antonopoulos, Matina Pergioudaki, Yannis Klinis, Eleni Vergeti, Georgina Chriskioti, and others.

 

  • 20 & 21 July: Antigone by Sophocles. Antigone buries her rebellious brother and violates the laws of the Polis, causing mayhem and disorder. A masterpiece of Sophocles about a woman defying the laws of the state to honor her family.

 

  • 3 & 4 August: Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus. A tragedy about Prometheus, a Titan who defies the gods and gives fire to mankind, act for which he is subjected to perpetual punishment. Cast: Dimitris Kataleifos (Prometheus), Maria Kechagioglou (Io), George Vourdamis Mavrogenis (Cratus), Theano Metaxa (Bia), Ilias Kounelas (Hephaestus), Kostas Vasardanis (Hermes), George Frintzilas (Oceanus), Fonέs with coaching by Marina Satti (Chorus of Oceanids).
    With the participation of the Baumstrasse choir and students of the Attiko School of Ancient Greek Drama and Epidaurus Lyceum.



                                 Ancient Stadium of Epidaurus

 

 

It is the story of Orestes who is pursued to Athens by Erinyes (feelings of guilt) for the murder of his mother Clytemnestra and his effort to free himself from the guilt in front of an Athenian jury.

 

 


 

 


 


 


 

 

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