Electra by Euripides 12/6 – 26/9/2015 Badminton Theater
Ancient Drama at Badminton Theater
Electra by Euripides
12 June – 26 September 2015
This summer Ancient Drama finds a new home, a window to the world at Badminton Theater. Aspiring to approach the unequivocal material of ancient Greek dramaturgy, Badminton Theater presents Euripides Electra from June 12 through September 26, 2015.
Ancient Drama, a milestone of Greek cultural heritage, now has a permanent home during summer months. Together with the local community, visitors from all over the world will have the opportunity to absorb the tradition of Ancient Drama with performances in the heart of Athens.
It is a rare opportunity for both Greek and international audiences to experience Ancient Greek theater; the myths, the history, the ideals and the spirit of the cradle of civilization of Ancient Greece. Enhanced by translation titles and a program available in several foreign languages, Euripides Electra will be presented in the Greek language.
Under the expertise of the Greek director and academic, Professor Spyros A. Evaggelatos, with original text translation by K.X. Myris and set design by Yiorgos Patsas, the “Melina Merkouri Award” winner Marina Aslanoglou plays the role of Electra together with the highly acclaimed Reni Pittaki and Yannis Voglis and a cast of other renowned actors holding honors in theatrical performance.
Euripides’ Electra constitutes a profound study on the notions of revenge, guilt, repentance and justice; Electra and her brother are destined to kill their mother, Clytemnestra, in revenge for the murder of their father, Agamemnon. The plot centers on the unholy plan of the siblings and focuses on their emotional transitions. This work of Euripides was first noted in 413 B.C. introducing interesting narrative innovations. Its foundation lies primarily on the amazing delicacy in which the author dissects the psyche of the heroes making their ethical dilemmas even today, twenty five centuries later, seem vivid and compelling.
This summer join Badminton Theater as it embraces Ancient Drama, the quintessence of world theatre. www.abcd.gr