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directed by Katerina Evangelatos

music by Giorgos Poulios

choreography by Patricia Apergi

National Theatre Greece / Athens & Epidaurus Festival

July - September 2015

Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus│Nikos Kazantzakis Theatre │ Erofili Theatre │ East Moat Theatre │ Forest Theatre │
Theatre Vrachon │ Old Oil Mill Elefsina │Rex Theatre


Αpollo is punished to serve as a common mortal. In exchange for the king’s hospitality Apollo grants Admetus a favor: he can cheat death. if he finds someone to die instead of him. The only person who agrees is his wife. Her dead body is still unburied when Heracles arrives unexpectedly. Admetus hides his grief and welcomes him to the palace. Unaware of the mourning, Heracles drinks and makes merry, angering a servant, who reveals the truth. Ashamed, the hero decides to do the impossible: to bring the dead woman back from Hades. On his return, he presents Admetus with
a veiled woman. When the veil is lifted, Admetus is confronted with a mute enigma. The outcome remains indefinable, based on the principles of ambiguity and bitter irony.

Cast: Kostas Vasardanis, Sotiris Tsakomidis, Errikos Miliaris, Kitty Paitazoglou, Odysseas Papaspiliopoulos, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Giannis Fertis, Spyros Goulielmos, Nikol Faltseta

Chorus: Konstantinos Georgalis, Giorgos Zigouris, Stathis Koikas, Michalis Michalakidis, Antonis Michalopoulos, Giorgos Nousis, Christos Xyrafakis, Stelios Pavlopoulos, Dimokritos Sifakis, Periklis Skordilis, Alexandros Stavropoulos, Michail Tabakakis, Valantis Frangos

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