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International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama returns

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International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama returns

3 Oresteia Ethniko Theatro Elladas Photo By Johana Weber (1)

    Four productions will be presented in this year's “International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama”, co-organized by the Deputy Ministry of Culture, the Cyprus Center of the International Theater Institute and the Deputy Ministry of Tourism.

    The 27th edition of the “International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama” will take place from July 19 to August 10, 2024, at the Ancient Odeon in Paphos, the Makarios III Amphitheater in Nicosia and the Curium Ancient Theater in Limassol, hosting performances with contemporary aesthetics and artistic approach in ancient Greek drama.

    The productions of the Festival

    Romania’s Tony Bulandra Theater presents the Euripidean tragedy, Orestes, directed by Yiannis Paraskevopoulos, a production focused on the core element of suspension, where the heroes are constantly caught between two circumstances, two situations, and two decisions. The Romanian production marks the opening of the Festival and will be presented at the Paphos Ancient Odeon on July 19 and at the Makarios III Amphitheater on July 21.

    The next production is Plutusby Aristophanes, presented by the National Theater of Northern Greece (NTNG). Directed by Giannis Kakleas and featuring an excellent cast of actors and theater professionals, the NTNG's production of Plutus presents in an imaginative way the comic poet’s satire on the human dream for wealth. Plutus will be presented at the Curium Ancient Theatre, for two performances, on July 26 and 27.

    The internationally acclaimed Greek director and teacher, Theodoros Terzopoulos, collaborates for the first time with the National Theater of Greece and directs Aeschylus’ Oresteia, the only surviving trilogy of ancient drama, in a single performance and with an excellent cast of 32 actors on stage. Through his famous Method, the great theater master, Theodoros Terzopoulos, presents another exquisite directorial proposal, an unrepeatable cultural event, an emblematic performance of intellectual and philosophical depth that expands the boundaries of art. The production of the National Theater of Greece, Oresteia, will be presented for two performances, at the Curium Ancient Theater on August 2 and 3.

    This year’s Festival -for the first time- also hosts the second summer production of the National Theater of Greece, The Bacchaeby Euripides, directed by Thanos Papakonstantinou. With an exceptional cast of actors and participants, an interesting troupe of 20 actors and three musicians on stage, the director delves into the mystical and ecstatic universe of Euripides’ play and presents yet another interesting approach to this Euripidean tragedy. The production of the National Theater of Greece will be presented for two performances, at the Curium Ancient Theater on August 9 and 10.

    Ticket sales are now on: < /strong>

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    Ticket prices:

    €12 regular

    €8 concessions (for students, senior citizens, National Guard, large families, unemployed)

    €35 festival pass (per person for attending all four performances)< br>

    FESTIVAL'S PROGRAM | Performances start at 21:00

    TONY BULANDRA THEATRE, Romania

    ORESTES by Euripides < /strong>

    ▪ Friday, July 19 │ Paphos Ancient Odeon

    ▪ Sunday, July 21 │ Makarios III Amphitheater

    < em>With Greek and English surtitles

    NATIONAL THEATER OF NORTHERN GREECE

    PLUTUS by Aristophanes

    ▪ Friday, July 26 │ Curium Ancient Theatre

    ▪ Saturday, July 27 │ Curium Ancient Theatre

    With Greek and English surtitles

    NATIONAL THEATER OF GREECE

    ORESTEIA by Aeschylus

    ▪ Friday, August 2 │ Curium Ancient Theatre

    ▪ Saturday, August 3 │ Curium Ancient Theatre

    With Greek and English surtitles

    NATIONAL THEATER OF GREECE

    THE BACCHAE by Euripides< /p>

    ▪ Friday, August 9 │ Curium Ancient Theatre

    ▪ Saturday, August 10 │ Curium Ancient Theatre

    With Greek and English surtitles

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