Oedipus Tyrannus

Tracing Limits and Possibilities
Oedipus Tyrannus” by Sophocles
Directed by: Giorgos Kolovos
The National Theatre of Northern Greece organizes the 1st Meeting of Young Artists of Southeast Europe. Entitled "Ancient Drama and Politics:  Tracing Limits and Possibilities”, the Meeting will be held from 22 to 29 September 2017

The Meeting is part of the International Network of Ancient Drama established, coordinated and supported by the Greek Ministry of Culture.
The National Theatre of Northern Greece participates in the Meeting with a contemporary approach of Sophocles “Oedipus Tyrannus”. The play, performed by a group of young actors directed by Giorgos Kolovos, will be presented on Sunday 24 September, at the Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies
After the performance, there will be a discussion with the public.
Director's note
Promising, young, charismatic, prestigious. He did not take power with violence, it was given to him when he solved the enigma of the Sphinx. The perfect –I dare say– leader.
But when he digs for the truth, he crosses all boundaries – public and private. And when he finds it, he takes full responsibility.
The question is: “Do we want such leaders?”. Or better: “Does the contemporary politic situation permit such leaders?”. And it does not.
Can we stand such leaders?
Who are the wise elders of the Chorus today? Are they truly wise or are they simply elected as such? As tragedy emerges, do they choose to stand together or each one decides to take a separate way?
Throughout its two-month preparation, the production functioned as an experiment: a frontal collision of the conventional middle-class environment in which we live and the tragedy that surrounds it.

Translation: Minos Volanakis
Direction: Giorgos Kolovos
Dramaturgy Consultant: Charis Papadopoulos
Sets-costumes supervision: Olga Chatziiakovou
Music composition: Christos Sikiotis
Choreography: Athina Sikioti
Make-up Instructor: Paressa Ioannidou
Video: Ada Liakou
Assistant Director: Yannis Karamfilis
2nd Assistant Director: Athina Sikioti
Production Co-Ordinator: Athina Samartzidou
Charis Papadopoulos, Oedipus
Mara Tsikara, Jokasta
Orestis Paliadelis, Teiresias
Timos Papadopoulos, Creon
Lila Vlachopoulou, Messenger
Fani Apostolidou, Herdsman
Yannis Karamfilis, Priest-Chorus
Katerina Alexi, Second Messenger-Chorus
Aggelos Nerantzis, Chorus
Eleftheria Aggelitsa, Chorus
Marianna Pouregka, Chorus
Oedipus Tyrannus” by Sophocles
General Admission: 5€
Information: T. 2315 200 200