As August comes to a close the Athenians begin returning to their city. That’s good news for travelers who’ve waited to visit Athens, because it means that while the temperature cools down, the nights heat up with the autum concert and theater line-up. Not only are there some great names in song performing at the 2010 Petra Festival (my choice? Haris Alexiou on September 14, 2010 … hint, the next night is Socrates Malamas – take a mid week break and come to Athens for these two great performances!) And while the Petra Festival is known for a great musical lineup, imagine yourself experiencing classic Greek theater as the ancients once did: in an outdoor, stone ampitheater under the stars. If you missed the chance to see something this summer at the theater at Epidaurus, why not venture to the Petra Festival where you can experience the work of such great Greek writers as Aristophanes or Euripedes? Sure, the performances will be in Greek (or in ancient Greek) and you won’t understand a word, but you can read the Cliff Notes beforehand and follow along as the stories have not changed in thousands of years and besides, Greek theater is as much about feeling, passion and emotion as it is about words (think about opera, it’s the same thing).

Built at the old open quarry area of Petroupolis, a suburb 15 minutes by taxi from Syntagma Square, Petra open-air theatre is the venue for all the events of the International Petra Festival. The International Petra Festival is the end of summer/early fall Festival for locals and often attracts the same performers as the Athens Festival at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. Past musical performers likeAlice Cooper and Iggy Pop, Greek singers like George Dalaras and Marinella, and some of the greatest Greek and international dance and theatrical groups have performed on this stage.

 

AUGUST

  • Saturday August 28
    3ο SMARTPRICE FESTIVAL
    ZAK STAFANOU & BANTA KOALA
    SPYROS GRAMMENOS
    A STEP FORWARD
    Concert
    Time : 9:00 pm
    Ticket prices : General admission :10€

    For tickets ::
    Cine Petropolis, Petropolis, Petropouleos 168- 210 5012391
    City of Petropolis
    Dodekanisou 78 & Kritis St – 210 5063660 (9:00 π.μ. – 2:00 pm)
     
  • Monday August 30, 2010    

    «ΑΥΤΟΣ Ο ΑΛΗΤΗΣ Ο ΚΟΕΛΙΟ ΕΧΕΙ ΠΑΡΕΙ ΠΟΛΥ ΚΟΣΜΟ ΣΤΟΝ ΛΑΙΜΟ ΤΟΥ…»

    Theatrical performance – comedy (in Greek) 
               by Alexandras Rigas and Dimitri Apostolou Αλέξανδρου Ρήγα και Δημήτρη Αποστόλου
    I’m leaving this one in Greek because if you can’t read the title, the odds are that it isn’t a play to come see….
    Director: Alexandras Riga
    Performers : Evelina Papoulia, Alexandras Rigas
    Time : 9:30 pm
    General admission :23€, Students :18€
    For tickets ::
    Cine Petropolis
    Petropoleos 168 – 210 5012391 (8:00 pm – 11:00 pm)
    City of Petropolis
    Dodekanisou 78 & Kritis St – 210 5063660 (9:00 π.μ. – 2:00 pm)
     

 

SEPTEMBER

  • Wednesday September 1, 2010

                    «THE KNIGHTS»

by Aristophanes

Theatrical performance (in Greek)

This is the SAME PERFORMANCE that premiered in July at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus. You can read a summary of the play here. http://www.theatrehistory.com/ancient/bates027.html

Director: Vasilis Νικολαίδης

Company : THEATRE COMPANY OF AGRINO

 Time : 9:00 pm
Ticket prices : General admission :20€, Students :15€
for tickets ::
Cine Petropolis
Petropoleos 168 – 210 5012391 (8:00 pm – 11:00 pm)
City of Petropolis
Dodekanisou 78 & Kritis St – 210 5063660 (9:00 π.μ. – 2:00 pm)
 

 

  • Thursday Setember 2, 2010

                    “ΤΡΕΛΕΣ ΠΕΡΙΠΕΤΕΙΕΣ ΜΕ ΤΟ

ΦΑΝΤΑΣΜΑ ΤΟΥ ΚΑΝΤΕΡΒΙΛ”

By Oscar Wilde

I’m leaving this one in Greek because if you can’t read the title, the odds are that it isn’t a play to come see….

Children’s performance

            Director: George Papaeustathiou

            Company : Magic Garden (ΜΑΓΙΚΗ ΑΥΛΑΙΑ)

 

Time : 9:00 pm

Ticket prices : General admission :10€

 

Cine Petropolis

Petropoleos 168 – 210 5012391 (8:00 pm – 11:00 pm)

City of Petropolis

Dodekanisou 78 & Kritis St – 210 5063660 (9:00 π.μ. – 2:00 pm)

 

 

  • Sunday, September 5, 2010        «TROJAN WOMAN»

    by Euripedes

    Classic Euripedis – if you don’t know the story, read it here and come see it performed as it was when Euripedes wrote it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Trojan_Women

    Theatrical performance (in Greek)

    Director: Vangelis Theodoropoulosς

    Performers : Lydia Koniordou Giannis Stortekis Maria Kallimani, and others

    Company : THEATER OF NEOS KOSMOS

    Time : 9:00 pm

    Ticket prices : General admission :22€

    Under age 26 – 15€

     

    Cine Petropolis

    Petropoleos 168 – 210 5012391 (8:00 pm – 11:00 pm)

    City of Petropolis

    Dodekanisou 78 & Kritis St – 210 5063660 (9:00 π.μ. – 2:00 pm)

     

 

  • Monday, September 6, 2010        «LITTLE GREEN SEA (ΜΙΚΡΗ ΠΡΑΣΙΝΗ ΘΑΛΑΣΣΑ)»

    Theatrical Performance (in Greek)

    I’m leaving this one in Greek because if you can’t read the title, the odds are that it isn’t a play to come see….

    Director: Dimitris Korilis

    Performers : Giannis Totsikas, Chrisoula Alexiou and others

    Company : ΠΕΡΙΑΘΛΩΝ ΘΕΑΤΡΟ

     

    Time : 9:00 pm

    Ticket prices : General admission :15€, Students :10€

     

    Cine Petropolis

    Petropoleos 168 – 210 5012391 (8:00 pm – 11:00 pm)

    City of Petropolis

    Dodekanisou 78 & Kritis St – 210 5063660 (9:00 π.μ. – 2:00 pm)

     

     

  • Wednesday September 8, 2010        “Ο ΕΓΩΙΣΤΗΣ ΓΙΓΑΝΤΑΣ”

    By Oscar Wilde

    I’m leaving this one in Greek because if you can’t read the title, the odds are that it isn’t a play to come see…. (although as an FYI, it is “the Selfish Giant”)

    Children’s performance

    Director: Γιάννης Κόκκινοςυ

            Performers : Ελενα Τριανταφύλλου , Ηλίας Νάκος κ.α.

            Company : ΠΑΙΔΙΚΗ ΣΚΗΝΗ ΘΕΑΤΡΟΥ ΑΠΟΘΗΚΗ

 

Time : 9:00 pm

Ticket prices : General admission :12€

 

Cine Petropolis

Petropoleos 168 – 210 5012391 (8:00 pm – 11:00 pm)

City of Petropolis

Dodekanisou 78 & Kritis St – 210 5063660 (9:00 π.μ. – 2:00 pm)

 

  • Friday September 10, 2010    « WEALTH » (ΠΛΟΥΤΟΣ-ΠΕΝΙΑΣ ΘΡΙΑΜΒΟΣ)

  

by Aristophanes

Theatrical performance (in Greek)

This is the SAME PERFORMANCE that premiered in July at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus. You can read a summary of the play here.

Director: Diagoras Chronopoulos

Performers : Katia Gerou, Simitris Lignadis, and others

Company : GREEK ART THEATER OF VOLOS – ΘΕΑΤΡΟ ΤΕΧΝΗΣ – ΔΗ.ΠΕ.ΘΕ. ΒΟΛΟΥ

Karolos Koun & Municipal Regional  Theatre of Volos

Time : 9:00 pm

Ticket prices : General admission :20€, Students :15€

 Cine Petropolis

Petropoleos 168 – 210 5012391 (8:00 pm – 11:00 pm)

City of Petropolis

Dodekanisou 78 & Kritis St – 210 5063660 (9:00 π.μ. – 2:00 pm)
 

  • Saturday August 11, 2010

 

                    

«ARCHANES »
by Aristophanes
Theatrical performance (in Greek)
Director: Sotiris Chatzakis
Performers : Stamatis Kraounakis, Grigoris Valtinos, Kstas, Boutsas, and others
Company : NATIONAL THEATER OF NORTHERN GREECE /ΚΡΑΤΙΚΟ ΘΕΑΤΡΟ ΒΟΡΕΙΟΥ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ

 If you missed this at Epidaurus Theater – now you can see it in Athens!

Time : 9:00 pm

Ticket prices : General admission :25€, Students :15€

 

Cine Petropolis

Petropoleos 168 – 210 5012391 (8:00 pm – 11:00 pm)

City of Petropolis

Dodekanisou 78 & Kritis St – 210 5063660 (9:00 π.μ. – 2:00 pm)

 

  • Sunday September 12, 2010

                    Lyravlos (ΛΥΡΑΥΛΟΣ)

Come here the sounds of ancient Greece

Concert

 

Time : 9:00 pm

Free Admission

 

 

  • Monday September 13, 2010

        «Oedipus Tyrannus”

By Sophocles

And yet another chance to see the same performance you missed at the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus: http://www.greekfestival.gr/eventpg.aspx?eid=10071

Get the Cliff Notes and then get your tickets! http://academic.reed.edu/humanities/Hum110/Oedipus.html

Theatrical performance (in Greek)

Director: Spiros Evaggelatos

Company : ΑΜΦΙ-ΘΕΑΤΡΟ ΣΠΥΡΟΥ ΕΥΑΓΓΕΛΑΤΟΥ

 

Time : 9:00 pm

Ticket prices : General admission :22€, Students :17€

 

Cine Petropolis

Petropoleos 168 – 210 5012391 (8:00 pm – 11:00 pm)

City of Petropolis

Dodekanisou 78 & Kritis St – 210 5063660 (9:00 π.μ. – 2:00 pm)

 

  • Tuesday, September 14, 2010
          HARIS ALEXIOU & MARTHA FRINTZILA-

    Ticket prices :15€

     

    For tickets ::    

     

    Metropolis

    Cine Petropolis, Petropoleos 168 – 210 5012391

    City of Petropolis

    Dodekanisou 78 & Kritis St – 210 5063660 (9:00 π.μ. – 2:00 pm)

    Concert
    Time : 9:00 pm

 

  • Τετάρτη 15        SOKRATIS MALAMAS

    Concert

    Time : 9:00 pm

    Ticket prices : General admission :20€, Students :15€

     For tickets ::

Metropolis
Athens: Panepistimou 54, 210 – 38.01.179-38.08.549,
Public, Syntagma Square
Cine Petropolis, Petropoleos 168 – 210 5012391
City of Petropolis
Dodekanisou 78 & Kritis St – 210 5063660 (9:00 π.μ. – 2:00 pm)


 

 

  • Πέμπτη 16        «ΤΟ ΓΑΛΑ»

    του Βασίλη Κατσικονούρη

    I’m leaving this one in Greek because if you can’t read the title, the odds are that it isn’t a play to come see…. (although as an FYI, it is “MILK”)

    Theatrical performance (in Greek)

    Director: Άννα Βαγενά

    Performers : Άννα Βαγενά, Δημήτρης Πατσής

    Company : ΘΕΑΤΡΟ ΜΕΤΑΞΟΥΡΓΕΙΟ

     

    Time : 9:00 pm

    Ticket prices : General admission :22€, Students :15€

     

    For tickets ::

    Cine Petropolis, Petropolis, Petropouleos 168- 210 5012391

     

     

     

  • Friday Septembe 17, 2010

JIMMY PANOUSIS – LAST DRIVE
DEUS EX MACHINA – 9MM
Concert
Time : 9:00 pm
Ticket prices :5€  

  • Saturday September 18, 2010        
    ΤΑ 2 ΜΑΓΙΚΑ ΠΑΡΑΜΥΘΙΑ”

    Ο ΠΙΣΤΟΣ ΦΙΛΟΣ

    Ο ΕΥΤΥΧΙΣΜΕΝΟΣ ΠΡΙΓΚΙΠΑΣ

    By Oscar Wilde

    I’m leaving this one in Greek because if you can’t read the title, the odds are that it isn’t a play to come see…. (although as an FYI, it is Two Magical Myths, the “the Happy Prince”)

     Children’s theater
    Director:
    Μαριμίλλη Ασημακοπούλου

            Performers : Θανάσης Ζέρβας, Δημήτρης Χουρδούμης κ.α.

            Company : Ομάδα Χορογαια

 

Time : 9:00 pm
Free Admission

 

  • Sunday September 19, 2010         ΜΙΑ ΠΟΛΗ ΣΤΑ ΣΥΝΝΕΦΑ

    Διασκευή από του “Όρνιθες” by Aristophanes

    Children’s theater

    I’m leaving this one in Greek because if you can’t read the title, the odds are that it isn’t a play to come see…. (although as an FYI, it is A City in the Clouds, based on the play Ornithes by Aristophanes)

     Director-διασκευή: Γιώργος Σουξές

    Πολιτιστικού Κέντρου Δήμου Πετρούπολης

     Time : 8:00 pm
    Free Admission

 

  • Friday September 24, 2010    

    EVATHIS REBOUTSIKA,PANAGIOTIS KALANTZOPOULOS & THE ORCHESTRA OF THE STREETS 

    Concert honoring 20 years of «DOCTORS OF THE WORLD»

     

    Time : 9:00 pm

    Ticket prices : General admission :12€, Φοιτητικό 7€

     

    For tickets ::

        Δισκοπωλείο Metropolis

    Περίπτερο των Γιατρών του Κόσμου (Πλ.Κλαθμώνος)

     

 

  • Saturday September 25, 2010    

    Ismini Pepe – 9ΜΜ

    Concert

     

    Time : 9:00 pm

ΓΡΑΦΕΙΟ ΤΥΠΟΥ

ΔΗΜΟΣΙΩΝ ΣΧΕΣΕΩΝ

ΔΙΕΘΝΟΥΣ ΦΕΣΤΙΒΑΛ ΠΕΤΡΑΣ

 

Γιάννα Τριανταφύλλη

6944 902980

 

Γιάννης Παλαβούρας

6937 658980

 

Dodekanisou& Κρήτης 78,

Τ.Κ. 132 31 Πετρούπολη

 

τηλ: 210 5062166 -5012402

fax: 210 5062166

 

E-Mail: petrasfestival@petroupoli.gr

 

www.petroupoli.gov.gr