Monday September 13, 2010
Director Spiros Evanggelatos has been directing ancient Greek plays for almost 40 years, so it’s no wonder that this production of Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannus was the blockbuster hit of the renouned Epidaurus Festival. Not only is the play itself a fantastic story with lots of twists and turns, but it also features an actor who is reported to be the youngest ever Oedipus under Evanggelatos’ direction.
In his search for Laius’ murderer, whose presence – according to the Delphic Oracle – has polluted Thebes and caused the catastrophic plague, King Oedipus discovers the thread connecting his life with the cursed House of the Labdacides.
Patricide and incestuous, father and brother to his children and husband to his mother, he blinds himself as punishment for the hubris he has unwittingly committed and yet another chance to see the same performance you missed at the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus:
Get the Cliff Notes and then get your tickets!
Theatrical performance (in Greek)
Director: Spiros Evaggelatos
Company : ΑΜΦΙ-ΘΕΑΤΡΟ ΣΠΥΡΟΥ ΕΥΑΓΓΕΛΑΤΟΥ
Time : 9:00 pm
Ticket prices : General admission :22€, Students :17€
Tickets on sale at:
Petropoleos 168 – 210 5012391 (8:00 pm – 11:00 pm)
City of Petropolis
Dodekanisou 78 & Kritis St – 210 5063660 (9:00 am – 2:00 pm)