The Suppliants

1983-1984 National Theatre of Northern Greece
The Suppliants - Aeschylus
Repeat: Theatro Dassous, 03/09/1983
Opening: Ancient Theatre of Philippi, Kavala, 06/08/1983

'The suppliants' is the first part of a trilogy, with subject the history of Danaides. Here, the fifty daughters of Danaus, arrive at Argos from Egypt, trying to avoid a marriage with their cousins, the sons of Aegyptus who pursue them. Then, the king of Argos confronts a dilemma: accept the Suppliants, posing in danger the security of its people, or reject them, violating a god's law. 'The Suppliants', essentially, do not have principal roles. The Chorus Of Danaides is the principal role, remaining on stage from the beginning to the end, presenting their tragedy, panic, hopes, fears and finally the pleasure of their salvation.

Playwright: Aeschylus
Translation: K.H. Myris
Composition: Theodoros Antoniou
Music Instruction: Aigli Hava-Vagia
Director’s Assistant: Maria Tentzou-Trotman
11 performances - 12.236 spectators
Ancient Theatre of Philippi, Kavala (06/08/1983 - 07/08/1983)
Ancient Theatre of Thassos (10/08/1983)
Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus (20/08/1983 - 21/08/1983)
Theatro Dassous (03/09/1983 - 07/09/1983)
Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Athens (29/07/1984)
Archeological Site of Elefsina (19/09/1984)
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