Amphytrion

1992-1993 National Theatre of Northern Greece
Amphytrion - Plauto
Launch: Theatro Dassous, 24/07/1992

Plautus, the most known and most played from the Latin writers, bases his comedies on Greek models, transferring them in Rome of his time, adding acknowledged details of the Roman way of life. Amphitryon has a special position within the roman repertory, the only comedy of Plautus including gods and mythical characters as its subject is not drawn from the contemporary life but from Greek mythology. Zeus, wanting to sleep with Alcmene, he is getting transformed in Amphitryon, who is in the war, pretending that he came back. Hermes helps his father, transformed himself also in a sosias, slave of Amphitryon, resulting to a series of unbelievable misunderstandings and comic situations.

Playwright: Plauto
Translation: Kyriazis Haratsaris
Costumes: Nikos Stefanou
Composition: Giannis Markopoulos
Choreography: Avgi Progkidi
Music Instruction: Aigli Hava-Vagia
Assistant Director: Evi Dimitropoulou
12 performances - 5.327 spectators
Theatro Dassous (24/07/1992 - 19/09/1992)
Summer Tour (31/07/1992 - 06/09/1992)
Ancient Theatre of Dion (28/08/1992)