Ajax

1972-1973 National Theatre of Northern Greece
Ajax - Sophocles
Launch: Ancient Theatre of Philippi, Kavala, 15/07/1972

The myth of Ajax takes place in Troy the period of the Trojan War. Ajax, the most strong from the Greeks in Troy after Achilles, should normally inherit the guns of the last. However, the judges have given them to Odysseus after a machination of his. Ajax asks to revenge those who deceived him and rushes through the night to kill them. Goddess Athena though blinds him, resulting to kill a herd of animals instead of his enemies. When Goddess releases him from madness and Ajax realizes what he has done, he commits suicide. In the second part of the tragedy, his brother Tevkros presents himself trying to secure an honorable burial for Ajax, facing the Greek leaders who represent a hostile power towards the dead. Finally, Odysseus intercedes in the conflict for the burial of the dead.

Playwright: Sophocles
Translation: Ioannis Gryparis
Composition: Nikos Astrinidis
Music director: Nikos Astrinidis
Music Instruction: Veta Myridou
3 performances - 10.181 spectators
Ancient Theatre of Philippi, Kavala (15/07/1972 - 18/07/1972)
Ancient Theatre of Thassos (13/08/1972)