HECUBA by Euripides

Ancient Theatre of Philippi
Saturday 15 – Sunday 16 July, at 21.30

The performance ‘Hecuba’, directed by Io Voulgaraki, will be presented on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July at 9.30pm at the Ancient Theatre of Philippi, as part of the 66th Philippi Festival.

Every day images of war, images of unbearable violence and heartbreak arrive on our screens from every corner of the world. The absurdity of war seems to concern only those who live it, for everyone else it is reduced to dry, virtual and harmless information. It is buried in a mass of news, cut off from the experience of mourning. In this way we become accustomed to the image and information of violence, we are trained in death, but we have forgotten how to mourn.

Hecuba, in Euripides’ tragedy of the same name, begins as a person from this point, from what we have forgotten, the path of mourning. In the first part of the play, mourning, both personal and collective, seems to give birth to its metaphysics: the living and the dead are in constant conversation, an unburied boy disturbs his mother’s sleep, a girl stands on the edge of life and death. Everything in Hecuba takes place in a liminal time, after the end of the war. But the violence has not ended. And it is there, in the time of transition, that the Hecuba of mourning becomes the Hecuba of revenge, opening up a courageous conversation with the present.

A large company of exceptional actors and musicians and a new translation by Eleni Varopoulou, produced especially for this performance, are the pillars of the project.

Director: Io Voulgaraki
Translation: Eleni Varopoulou
Stage/costume design: Magdalini Avgerinou
Music: Nikos Galenianos
Movement: Hara Kotsali
Lighting: Alekos Anastasiou
Assistant Director: Magia Kyriazi
Assistant set designer/costume designer: Dimosthenis Klimenov
Production: Theatriki Diadromi
Executive/Production Management: Kostas Ballas
Contact- Tour Organization:Theater Art Company- Manafis Sakis

Cast (in alphabetical order):
Talthyvios: Iosif Iosifidis
Polyxeni: Marina Kalogirou
Hecuba: Eleni Kokkidou
Odysseus: Thanasis Kourlambas
Polydoros: Errikos Miliaris
Servant: Ileana Balla
Polymestor: Akis Sakellariou
Agamemnon: Alekos Sissovitis

Chorus (in alphabetical order). Asimina Anastasopoulou, Artemis Vavatsika (musician on stage), Elissavet Giannopoulou, Maria Konstanta, Efstathia Lagiokapa, Lygeri Mitropoulou, Irini Boudali, Amalia Tsekoura, Chrysa Toumanidou

“Hecuba” by Euripides

Ancient Theatre of Philippi
Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July, at 21.30

No admission to the theatre once the performance has begun.

General Admission: €20

Reduced: 17€ (students, unemployed, over 65, children 6 to 12)

Disabled: Free (persons accompanying a disabled person pay a student ticket)

Online presale: viva.gr


Kavala: Visitor Information Centre of the Municipality of Kavala (former EOT) Central Square, phone: 2510-620566, daily from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 18:00 to 21:00, while on the days of the performances there will be pre-sale at the box office of the Ancient Theatre of Philippi from 19:30 in the afternoon.

Krinides: Café “Proskinio”, Ancient Theatre of Philippi, Tel: 2510516090
Drama: “Americanino 30” G. Papandreou Street, Tel: 2521058206
Travel agency “Michailidis Tours”, 20 Smyrnis Street, Tel 2521045755
Xanthi: Bookstore ‘DYO’, 29 Venizelou Street, Tel: 25410-27777

This year it will be possible to be transported to and from the Ancient Theatre of Philippi by bus of the Kavala Bus Company on presentation of a ticket for the performance and a fare of 3.20€.

The bus departs from Kavala bus station at 19.15 and returns at the end of the performance.

For further information and seat reservations, please call the Municipal and Regional Theatre of Kavala on +30 2510. 220876-7 during office hours.

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