The Wasps

1977-1978 National Theatre of Northern Greece
The Wasps - Aristophanes
Repeat: Theatro Dassous, 11/09/1977
Opening: Ancient Theatre of Philippi, Kavala, 30/07/1977

A social-political comedy having as subject the corruption of justice by the economic and political interests and speaking for the political decay of Athens the time of Cleon. Aristophanes lashes out against the judicial power, which the demagogues and the politicians have deformed and took advantaged of. The ringleader of this situation was Cleon, avaricious and detractor , who had sown the seeds of dissension in town and had rendered the judges bad and self-seekers. This grotesque situation Aristophanes burlesques through the character of Phiilocleon, an Athenian townsman who enjoys condemning his fellow citizens for unimportant reasons. His sensible son, Bdelycleon, who sees the mania of his father as a sickness which demands cure, tries with every mean to make him go straight and disclose the injustices that the demagogues commit at the expense of the citizens.

Playwright: Aristophanes
Costumes: Giorgos Patsas
Composition: Nikiforos Rotas
Music Instruction: Aigli Hava-Vagia
Assistant Director: Alexis Migkas
12 performances - 18.495 spectators
Ancient Theatre of Philippi, Kavala (30/07/1977 - 31/07/1977)
Ancient Theatre of Philippi, Kavala (06/08/1977 - 07/08/1977)
Ancient Theatre of Thassos (14/08/1977 - 15/08/1977)
Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus (27/08/1977 - 28/08/1977)
Theatro Dassous (11/09/1977)
Theatro Dassous (16/09/1977 - 18/09/1977)
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