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Iphigenia in Tauris

2014-2015 National Theatre of Northern Greece
Iphigenia in Tauris - Euripides
Opening: Theatro Dassous, 10/7/2015

Thomas Moschopoulos returns to Epidaurus with what was one of the most popular plays in antiquity, Iphigenia in Tauris, which, however, does not have the characteristics that would easily classify it as a tragedy. “Written at a time which was especially difficult for the Republic of Athens, one can describe it as an offering of hope and tender consolation on the part of Euraipides,” the distinguished director explains. This is a masterfully constructed play, filled with lyricism, which became a point of reference for the subsequent European humanist tradition and the Enlightenment. “In our time, where barbarities similar to those that take place in the ‘land of the Tauri’ appear – sadly – less and less mythical, the enlisting of intelligence and ethos and the rejection of senseless violence which will lead the main characters to the happy end of the play should be gladly received.” The performance stars Amalia Moutousi, Yorgos Chryssostomou and Anna Kalaitzidou. The music was written by Kornilios Selamsis.

Playwright: Euripides
Translation: Thomas Moschopoulos
Dramaturgical Advising: Tassos Angelopoulos
Costumes: Claire Breswell
Movement consultant: Sofia Pashou
Lighting: Sofia Alexiadou
Music Instruction: Nikos Galenianos
Assistant Director: Tassos Angelopoulos
Assistant Director: Anna Miheli
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Assistant Set & Costumes Designer: Maria Mylona
2nd Assistant Set Designer: Georgia Tsipoura
Assistant Lighting Designer: Fillip Isaksen
Production co-ordinator: Athanassia Androni

Cast in order of appearance
Amalia Moutoussi - Iphigenia
Christos Stylianou - Herald A
Giorgos Chryssostomou - Orestes
Michalis Syriopoulos - Pylades
Giorgos Kolovos - Thoas
Anastassis Roilos - Herald B
Anna Kalaitzidou - Athena
Chryssa Ioannidou - Artemis (statue)

Chorus in alphabetical order
Eleftheria Angelitsa, Orestis Chalkias, Apollon Drikoudis, Manos Galanis, Daphni Kiourktsoglou, Maria Konstanta, Antonis Michalopoulos, Marianna Pourenga, Alexia Sapranidou, Eftychia Spyridaki, Chryssa Toumanidou, Pantelis Vassilopoulos, Momo Vlachou, Aristotelis Zacharakis, Stephania Zora

Musicians
Alexandros Michailidis (bass clarinet)
Kostas Sakarelis (oboe, english horn)
7 performances - 12.059 spectators
Theatro Dassous (10/07/2015 - 26/07/2015)
Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus (07/08/2015 - 08/08/2015)
Ancient Theatre of Dion (19/08/2015)
Ancient Theatre of Philippi, Kavala (26/08/2015)
Theatro Dassous (11/09/2015 - 12/09/2015)
Epidaurus Festival
1st Theatro Dassous Festival
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