THE BACCHAE by Euripides

YAIR SHERMAN ENSEMBLE – ISRAEL

The award-winning Israeli director, Yair Sherman, presents Euripides’ Bacchae in a contemporary reading of the play, an exciting directing approach and a highly aesthetic artistic result, in the production that gave him the “Golden Porcupine – Director of the Year”, for 2016.

OEDIPUS THE KING by Sophocles

THEATRO DENTRO – CYPRUS

Theatro Dentro participates at the Festival for its first time and presents Sophocles’ Oedipus the King, perhaps the most emblematic ancient drama of them all, the tragedy which examines the individual in respect of personal freedom, power, society and divine will.

SEVEN AGAINST THEBES by Aeschylus

NATIONAL THEATRE OF NORTHERN GREECE

The NTNG presents Aeschylus’ political tragedy, Seven Against Thebes, directed by the renowned Lithuanian director, Cezaris Graužinis and translated by the Greek poet Yorgos Blanas, one of the most successful performances of last year in Greece.

MEDEA by Euripides

MIKHAIL CHEKHOV RIGA RUSSIAN THEATRE – LATVIA

The Mikhail Chekhov Riga Russian Theatre (RRT), one of the oldest Russian theatres in the world outside Russia, founded in 1883, presents Medea by Euripides, directed by Vladislav Nastavšev, one of Latvia’s most prominent directors and composers.

ELECTRA by Sophocles

SATIRIKO THEATRE – CYPRUS

The staggering Electra by Sophocles, the tragedy of the release of man against fate, produced by Satiriko Theatre, will open this year’s “International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama”. Electra, the tragedy that represents the last and the most mature creative period of Sophocles, recounts the murder in the palace of Atreides, which reaches its peak with the matricide of Orestes. It’s about the tragedy of the release of man against fate. Electra stays alone to bring in the end the ‘catharsis’ which is taking place with the murder of Clytaemnestra and Aegisthus. She is a tragic heroine who sets off from the very first moment her passion to take revenge.