The National Theatre of Northern Greece will participate in the Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2018, performing a new translation of Euripides’ “Orestes”
, translated by the poet Yorgos Blanas
and directed by the NTNG’s Artistic Director, Yannis Anastasakis
Three young people, Orestes, Electra and Pylades, try to wade through the maelstrom of blood that sucks them in. Gods and men have weaved a plot of hatred and revenge, where fraternal and a friend’s love becomes complicity and the people’s verdict a death sentence.
The production, which will be put on by the NTNG during the summer of 2018 as part of a tour across Greece, will open at Theatro Dassous
in Thessaloniki on July 12th and July 13th
. It will later be performed at the ancient theatre of Epidaurus on August 3rd and August 4th.
will be portraying Orestes, while the role of Electra will be played by Ioanna Kolliopoulou
, this year’s recipient of the “Melina Merkouri” theatre award.
Euripides wrote “Orestes” during an anti-heroic era and the context of his play reflects this state of mind.
Nowadays, we live in a period such as this ̶ and I am not only referring to Europe or the recent years of economic crisis.
“Orestes” premiers in a world where our values are shaken and the need for survival brings to light our mortal nature. The characters become coarser, the souls agitated and our thoughts blur. How can you be calm and what can you hold on to, when your blood boils and you find the End is nigh as you bound towards it?
Through our performance, we will try to determine the citizen’s place in a tumultuous nation, but also the place of a nation that punishes itself by punishing its people. And if there is something that sets us apart from Orestes’ Myth, it is that we all know that there is no “Deus ex machina”.
“ORESTES” by Euripides
Translation: Yorgos Blanas
Director: Yannis Anastasakis
Set-Costume Designer: Yannis Thavoris
Music: Babis Papadopoulos
Movement: Alexis Tsiamoglou
Lighting Designer: Lefteris Pavlopoulos
Music Instructor: Nikos Voudouris
Assistant Director: Samson Fytros
Assistant Set Designer: Elina Eftaxia
Photographer: Tasos Thomoglou
Production Coordinator: Marleen Verschuuren
(in alphabetical order)
Ioanna Kolliopoulou: Electra
Dafni Lamprogianni: Helen
Nikolas Maragkopoulos: Messenger
Dimitris Morfakidis: Pylades
Dimosthenis Papadopoulos: Apollo
Marianna Pouregka: Hermione
Kostas Santas: Tyndareus
Christos Stergioglou: Phrygian
Christodoulos Stylianou: Menelaus
Christos Stylianou: Orestes
Eleutheria Agkelitsa, Momo Vlachou, Stellina Vogiatzi, Anastasia Exintaveloni, Pavlina Zachra, Maria Konstanta, Christina Papatriantafillou, Maria Petevi, Elina Rizou, Evi Sarmi, Christina Christodoulou, Styliani Psaroudaki
SUMMER TOUR PROGRAMME
Thursday, 12 & Friday, 13 – Thessaloniki, Theatro Dassous (4th Dassos Festival) – OPENING
with English surtitles
Friday, 20 & Saturday, 21 – Cyprus, Curium Ancient Theatre (International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama)
Friday, 3 & Saturday, 4 – Epidaurus, Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus (Athens & Epidaurus Festival)
with English surtitles
Tuesday, 7 & Wednesday, 8 – Patras, Roman Odeum (Patras Festival)
Friday, 10 – Olympia, Floka Theatre
Sunday, 12 – Delphi, Frynihos Theatre
Saturday, 18 – Kavala, Ancient Theatre of Philippi (International Philippi &Thassos Festival)
Wednesday, 22 – Dodoni, Ancient Theatre of Dodoni
Saturday, 25 – Dion, Ancient Theatre of Dion (47th Olympus Festival)
Wednesday, 29 – Eleusina, The Old Oil Mill (Aeschylia Festival 2018)
Friday, 31 – Papagou, Papagou Garden Theatre (Municipality Papagos-Cholargos Festival)
Sunday, 2 – Vyronas, Vrachon Theatre “Melina Merkouri” (Vrachon Festival)
Wednesday, 5 – Ilioupolis, Theatro Alsous Ilioupolis «Dimitris Kintis» (Ilioupolis Festival 2018)
Friday, 7 – Galatsi, Open Theatre Alsos Veikou
Thursday, 13 / Friday, 14 / Saturday, 15 & Sunday, 16 – Thessaloniki, Vassiliko Theatre
with English surtitles
TICKET PRICES – Theatro Dassous & TOUR
Online presale ticket price (up to 15 days before the show): 10€
Presale ticket price: 12€
Student/Elderly (over 65)/Group: 10€
Students within the covenant of collaboration signed between NTNG and the Ministry of Education: 8€
Disabled & service companion: 8€
Unemployed: Free (20 available spots per performance in Dassos Theatre and Vassiliko Theatre)
EPIDAURUS PRICING POLICY
DISTINGUISHED AREA: 45€
A ZONE: 40€
B ZONE: 20€
B ZONE STUDENTS*: 13€
*Applies also to holders of the European Youth Card.
UPPER TIER: 8€
DISABLED / UNEMPLOYED: 5€(At the Upper Tier by demonstration of the relevant card)
TICKET PRESALE (FOR DASSOUS THEATRE, THESSALONIKI)
| SEVEN SPOTS
| COSMOTE Shops
| MEDIA MARKT
Central Box Office at Vassiliko Theatre
Tuesday to Sunday: 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
NTNG Box Office at Aristotelous Square
Monday-Wednesday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday-Friday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. & 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Information: Tel. 2315 200 200
TICKET PRESALE (FOR ATHENS & EPIDAURUS FESTIVAL)
Central Box Office: Panepistimiou 39, inside the Pesmazoglou alley
Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. & Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tel: 210 3272000
You can book presale tickets for the Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2018 online through the following websites: greekfestival.gr, viva.gr
and regular POS of Viva:
- Reload Stores (Taigetou 19, Agios Dimitrios – Giorgou A’ 3 Square, Tripolis)
- Euripides Bookstores (Kifisias Avenue 310, Kifisis – Andrea Papandreou 11, Chalandri)
- Yoleni’s Multispace (Solonos 9, Kolonaki)
- Seven Spots (14 places around Athens)
- Technopolis of Municipality of Athens (Peiraios 100, Athens)
- Viva Kiosk Sintagma (Sintagma Square 4)
- Media Markt (11 stores within Attica)
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