1981-1982 National Theatre of Northern Greece
Hecuba - Euripides
Repeat: Theatro Dassous, 08/08/1981
Opening: Ancient Theatre of Philippi, Kavala, 18/07/1981

Euripides, in this tragedy refers to a tragic event, which took place after the fall of Troy. Queen Hecuba, with other women from Troy, waits for the Greek ships to transfer them as slaves to Greece. A bad dream that Hecuba sees takes no long to come true. The Greeks sacrifice her daughter Polyxena in Achille's grave while they bring her dead her little child Polydorus whom herself had given to the king Polymestor to save him. Then Hecuba changes in an unscrupulous Erinya. With the silent agreement of her enemy Agamemnon, Hecuba revenges Polymestor by blinding and killing his children. The tragic poet makes a psychographic demonstration of the symptoms that the human psychism presents when the dramatic circumstances press him overwhelmingly, while indirectly he denounces the historical recycling of the human violence which goes on through wars and the despotic purposefulness of determinism.

Playwright: Euripides
Translation: Tassos Roussos
Costumes: Giorgos Patsas
Composition: Christos Pittas
Choreography: Erssi Pitta
Music Instruction: Aigli Hava-Vagia
Assistant Director: Nikos Kamtsis
25 performances - 18.972 spectators
Ancient Theatre of Philippi, Kavala (18/07/1981 - 19/07/1981)
Ancient Theatre of Thassos (25/07/1981)
Ancient Theatre of Philippi, Kavala (01/08/1981 - 02/08/1981)
Theatro Dassous (08/08/1981 - 12/08/1981)
Ancient Theatre of Thassos (15/08/1981)
Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus (29/08/1981 - 30/08/1981)
Theatro Dassous (05/09/1981 - 09/09/1981)
Autumn tour (28/10/1981 - 05/11/1981)
Spring Tour (30/04/1982 - 06/05/1982)