Erofili

1990-1991 National Theatre of Northern Greece
Erofili - Geogios Hortatsis
Launch: Eptapyrgio, Thessaloniki, 12/07/1990

'Erofili' written around 1600, is a bloodstained tragedy with lyric power, written in the Cretan idiom. The primitive coexistence and antagonism of Love and Death is the principal subject on the play. A king of Pre-Christ Egypt, Filogonos, has killed his brother, who was the legal master of the throne and governs as a usurper. He has obtained a daughter, Erofili, from the wife of his dead brother. In Egypt's court a foreign orphan prince has also been raised. The two young people who grow up together fall in love and get married secretly. However, Filogonos plans to give his daughter as a wife to one of his rivals kings of Persia and the East, so as to secure peace in the future and while he entrusts Panaretos convince his daughter to accept the match, he discovers their relationship. To take revenge he tortures Panaretos, kills him, and pretending to his daughter that she forgives her, he offers her the head, the heart and the hands of her beloved in a gold wash-basin. The young lady commits suicide and the women of the palace rise up, trampling the cruel father and tyrant to death.

Playwright: Geogios Hortatsis
Dramaturgical adaptation: Dimitris Exarchos
Composition: Christos Pittas
Choreography: Olympia Sideridou
Music Instruction: Aigli Hava-Vagia
Assistant Director: Mihalis Papamihalis
33 performances - 13.175 spectators
Eptapyrgio, Thessaloniki (12/07/1990 - 09/09/1990)
Ancient Theatre of Philippi, Kavala (20/07/1990 - 21/07/1990)
Crete tour (29/07/1990 - 04/08/1990)
Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Athens (12/08/1990 - 14/08/1990)
Theatro Dassous (29/08/1990 - 31/08/1990)
Vassiliko Theatre (17/11/1990 - 05/12/1990)