Arnolphe becomes a tyrant lest he become a cuckold. Molière’s classic The School for Wives spins an archetypal tale of female rebellion, packaged as a series of hilarious misunderstandings. Employing Chryssa Prokopaki’s brilliant translation in decapentasyllabic verse, Ektoras Lygizos continues experimenting with the demanding genre of farce, drawing forth the musicality of verse language. At the same time, the director explores the titillating ambiguity of gendered ‘education’ aiming at the ‘correct’ performativity of prescribed gender roles.
Translated by Chryssa Prokopaki
Adapted and directed by Ektoras Lygizos
Set design: Cleo Boboti
Costume design: Alkistis Mamali
Lighting design: Dimitris Kassimatis
Music: The Boy
Make-up: Ioanna Lygizou
Sound design: Brian Coon
Vocal coaching: Evangelia Karakatsani
Assistant to the director: Eva Vlassopoulos
Asssistant to the set designer: Filanthi Bougatsou
Assistant to the set designer: Christina Kanta
Set construction Lazaridis: Scenic Studio
Cast: Konstantinos Zografos, Evangelia Karakatsani, Yannis Klinis, Sofia Kokkali, Ektoras Lygizos, Aris Balis, The Boy
Communication: Eleanna Georgiou
Production manager: Rena Andreadai, Zoe Mouschi
With English surtitles. Greek surtitles on opening night.
As part of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2021.