Iphigeneia in Tauris

2006-2007 Cyprus Theatre Organisation
Iphigeneia in Tauris - Euripides
Repeat: Theatro Dassous, 12/07/2007
Opening: Cyprus Theatre Organisation, 22/06/2007

''. . .We find ourselves in the dreary landscape of Diana's temple whose high priestess is Iphigenia. The Great Goddess of the Moon, Diana, exiled in the country of the Taurus, expresses her dark and ambiguous side, demanding that human sacrifices shall be carried out upon her temple, a horrid act for Greece's new customs. The Great God of the Sun, Apollo, asks Orestis, who has committed the primordial murder, to bring the Goddess to Greece. In this way he will be relieved from the dark matriarch Hernias who stalk him. Yet, Orestis first has to go through the Simpligades Stones of the Dark Sea, which allude to the darkness of the womb. There, he will meet his lost gone sister Iphigenia and together they will snatch the idol of the Moon goddess and attempt to flee towards a new life. Still, the primitive godly powers have to reach a compromise, before the two siblings are reborn. This settlement will provide the opportunity for the coexistence of conflicting sides. With the intervention of Athena the heroes are reborn into a new civilization of balance and coexistence of opposites, where both the male and the female side, the familiar and the uncanny, the power of the mind and of the heart, black and white are equally essential. . .'' Yannis Margaritis

Translation: K.H. Myris
Composition: Thanos Mikroutsikos
Special constructions: Antis Partzilis
Music Instruction: Evi Afxentiou
Special constructions: Mariza Partzili
Assistant Director: Maria Haralampous
Playwright: Euripides
2 performances
Theatro Dassous (12/07/2007 - 13/07/2007)
Aspects of Ancient Drama- 1st Theatre Festival of South-east Europe
Performed in Greek with surtitles in English