Medea

1976-1977 National Theatre of Northern Greece
Medea - Euripides
Repeat: Theatro Dassous, 29/08/1976
Launch: Ancient Theatre of Philippi, Kavala, 14/08/1976

One of the most famous tragedies of the ancient Greek Theatre. The play is about the well-known myth of the woman who kills her children to revenge her husband Jason who has abandoned her to marry another woman. At the same time the play moves in various levels obtaining also political meanings. Medea is a woman belonging to the third non-civilized world. She has come from Asia where she was a princess, and suddenly, here, in the country of civilization, she gets informed that, as a woman, is inferior. They behaved to her and her children as to slaves. She knows that they have not any hope to survive if they do not obey and for that reason she kills them. The director Minos Volonakis says for Medea: 'She is the barbarous woman, repressed by her husband, the matricide, who held by mania, confronts Jason. A woman from an inferior race, a foreigner in a foreign civilization, hiding inside her the fear of humiliation. Medea is but a revolutionary as all the women in ancient tragedies and comedies'.

Playwright: Euripides
Director: Minos Volanakis
Translation: Minos Volanakis
Costumes: Deni Vahlioti
Composition: Theodoros Antoniou
Movement training: Andreas Peris
Music Instruction: Aigli Hava-Vagia
Assistant Director: Alexis Migkas
Assistant Director: Panos Papaioannou
34 performances - 54.449 spectators
Ancient Theatre of Philippi, Kavala (14/08/1976 - 15/08/1976)
Theatro Dassous (29/08/1976 - 31/08/1976)
Lycabettus Theatre, Athens (05/09/1976 - 12/09/1976)
Theatro Dassous (18/09/1976 - 19/09/1976)
Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies - Central Stage (13/11/1976 - 20/03/1977)
“Ivan Vazov” National Theatre, Sofia, Bulgaria (15/02/1977 - 17/02/1977)