The Acharnians by Aristofanes at Ancient Epidaurus

Saturday July 24, 2010 set sail from Athens to Ancient Epidaurus by boat, enjoy a dinner, cruise and theater package for the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus performance of The Acharnians by Aristofanes’

Your journey starts from Zea Marina in Piraeus on board the “Mantalena” where you will enjoy snacks and drinks from the bar before arriving at the old port of Epidaurus in time to transfer to the famous theatre and enjoy the play. Return transfers to the ship and a cruise back to Athens enjoying dinner and music from the DJ will make this a truly wonderful night to remember.

The cost is 125 euro per person which includes Cruise & Ticket with face value of €25.00 (Lower tier, non-numbered seats), Welcome drink, Buffet Dinner, Service, D.J. set, Bus transfer to / from the ancient theater, VAT. Drinks & snacks available onboard, to be paid directly by participants. Limited number of €45.00 theater tickets are also available at a surcharge of €20.00.

Bookings can be made by return e-mail to karen@kiplingevents.com. Your booking for the cruise will be confirmed only once payment has been processed. Availability is strictly on first-come, first-served basis. Please state clearly which play/s you are booking and the full names of people attending as this is required for the Port Authorities.

About the Performance

Theatre: Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus

Show: ‘The Acharnians by Aristofanes’

As the Peloponnesian War rages for the sixth consecutive year and Athens is slowly dying, Dikaiopolis decides to enlist in the fight for peace.

Having negotiated a private truce with Sparta, he persuades the largest Athenian demos (municipality)—the Acharnians: battle-hardened veterans of Marathon—to agree to it, and opens up the market where the starving citizens sell geese, hares and daughters disguised as pigs.

Sotiris Hatzakis and the State Theatre of Northern Greece, in a present-day approach to The Acharnians (425 BC), mock hawkish pro-war politics and its consequences while singing the praises of reconciliation.

CREATIVE TEAM

Translation: K.C. Myris, Direction: Sotiris Hadzakis, Music: Stamatis