Andria-The Girl From Andros

1980-1981 Macedonia – Thrace Unit
Andria-The Girl From Andros - Terence
Repeat: Theatro Dassous, 26/07/1980
Opening: Serres, 19/06/1980

Girl from Andros is the most representative of the six comedies of Terentius. It talks about a loved thematic motive of the Roman comedy: the elegant rich boy with the perfect bourgeois behavior falls in love according to the rules of the bourgeois good manners and with the only problem of his carefree life the out-of-date mentality of his father and his love scandals. Pamphilus is the son of a rich Athenian and his father wants to marry him with the daughter of the rich also Chremes. However, Pamphilus loves a young woman of an unknown identity, obtaining with her a child and promises her marriage. The ethical problem of the play lays on the sentimental dead end of Pamphillus who struggles between the respect for his father and the responsibility towards the woman he loves. The play presents a strong interest for the plot, the drawing of the characters and the finesse of feelings. The dialogue is vivid and natural while the traditional types of the New Comedy, fathers, servants, whores, hangers-on, are characterized by the elegance and the refined education of the aristocratic Roman society of the time.

Playwright: Terence
Translation: Tassos Roussos
Costumes: Nikos Politis
29 performances - 16.356 spectators
Summer Tour (19/06/1980 - 14/09/1980)
Theatro Dassous (26/07/1980 - 27/07/1980)
Ancient Theatre of Thassos (09/08/1980)
Ancient Theatre of Philippi, Kavala (16/08/1980 - 17/08/1980)
Filippoi-Thassos Festival