27 & 28 July 2021
Euripides Bacches can be characterized as a ritual of emotion, emotion, menu and irrationality.
This is how Nikaiti Kontouri defines the always open to new approaches and readings,this inexhaustible tragedy, the only one saved with the god Dionysus as the face of the plot,to ruthlessly punish those who resist the power of nature and the transformative experience of intoxication.
Akis Sakellariou and Odysseas Paspaspiliopoulos play Dionysos and King Pentheas respectively,
while the cast is complemented by a select cast.
The plot: Dionysus arrives in Thebes, his mother’s homeland, with his loyal followers,to impose his own Religion and punish all those who stand in his way, daring to challenge him.
It even erodes the sacred mother-son relationship, infusing its divine Mania into the women of Thebes.
With the violent imposition of the new religion, the leveling of the Royal House of the city of Thebes is brought about. The remaining heroes of the tragedy are forced to take the road of exile.
Translation: George Winter
Directed by: Nikaiti Kontouri
Drama: Manos Lambrakis, Nikaiti Kontouri
Sets – Costumes: Loukia Minetou
Music composition & teaching: Thrax-Punks
Choreography: Androniki Marathaki
Lighting: Nikos Sotiropoulos
First assistant director: Thalia Griva
Second assistant director: Eleni Moleski
Assistant set designer – costume designer: Katerina Kanellopoulou
Consultant playwright: Nikos Mathioudakis
Scientific advisor: Katerina Diakoumopoulou
Contact: Irini Lagourou
Production manager: Stamatis Moumoulidis
Akis Sakellariou (Dionysos), Odysseas Papaspiliopoulos (Pentheas), Konstantina Takalou (Agavi),
Ioanna Pappas (Teiresias), Dimitris Petropoulos (Kadmos), Konstantinos Aspiotis (Messenger)
Bacchus Thalia Griva, Eleni Moleski, Smaragda Kakkinou, Eleni Stergiou, Frangiski Moustaki,
Ioulia Georgiou, Sofia Koulera, Ioanna Tzika
The theater work will take place at Kipotheatro – Ν. Kazantzakis
Εntrance time – 21:00
Ticket price – 12 Euros
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