Iphigeneia in Tauris

1987-1988 National Theatre of Northern Greece
Iphigeneia in Tauris - Euripides
Opening: Theatro Dassous, 11/08/1987

Artemis steals Iphigeneia in an marvelous way from the altar of sacrifice and moves to barbaric land of Taurida, where she is obliged by King Thoa to do human sacrifices, leading to slaughter Greek prisoners of war. The victim becomes victimizer. Orestes reaches Taurida after the order of Apollonas to steal from the temple the holy statue of the Goddess. He is arrested along with friend Pyladis and they are in danger of getting sacrificed by Iphigeneia. Once again a tragic poet will lead human existence to the edge of cliff, where not only life is in danger, but also the sense of human presence in the world. What follows is a sequence of turnovers, something that looks like a repeated motif in all tragedies, with ultimate example Oedipus Tyrannous.

Playwright: Euripides
Translation: Tassos Roussos
Costumes: Giorgos Ziakas
Choreography: Olympia Sideridou
Music Instruction: Aigli Hava-Vagia
Assistant Director: Stefanos Hatzimihailidis
8 performances - 9.946 spectators
Theatro Dassous (11/08/1987 - 06/09/1987)
Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Athens (19/08/1987 - 20/08/1987)
Ancient Theatre of Philippi, Kavala (29/08/1987 - 30/08/1987)
Athens Festival
Filippoi-Thassos Festival