Phoenician Women

1998-1999 National Theatre of Northern Greece
Phoenician Women - Euripides
Opening: Theatro Dassous, 09/07/1999

The biggest and the most many-faceted play of Euripides describes the events which stroke the town of Thebes and the house of Laius from the moment Oedipus discovered the unintentional sin to the time he gets exiled. The plot is based in the quarrel of the two sons of Oedipus, who agree to take over the kingdom of their father and decide to share power. The problem begins when Eteokles refuses to hand over the governing of Thebes to his brother and thus Polynikes outraged by the injustice gathers an army to take revenge. Their mother Jokasta, in order to reconciliate her children permits the entrance of Polynikes in town and then the two brothers kill each other. Jokasta, sunk in her pain commits suicide while her daughter Antigoni recovers the bodies and returns in the palace of Thebes. The death of the two brothers and the salvation of the town give a fair ending in this complicated legal and ethical story.

Playwright: Euripides
Choreography: Sofia Spyratou
Music Instruction: Aigli Hava-Vagia
Assistant Director: Glykeria Kalaitzi
14 performances - 24.159 spectators
Theatro Dassous (09/07/1999 - 11/07/1999)
Ancient Theatre of Philippi, Kavala (16/07/1999)
Ancient Theatre of Dion (31/07/1999)
Siviri Amphitheatre, Halkidiki (07/08/1999)
Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus (20/08/1999 - 21/08/1999)
Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Athens (30/08/1999)
Roman Oden, Patra (02/09/1999)
Maroussi, Attica (10/09/1999)
Thessaloniki, Municipal Garden Theatre (Theatro Kipou) (17/09/1999 - 19/09/1999)
Filippoi Festival
Olympus Festival
Kassandra Festival
Epidaurus Festival
Athens Festival