Lauded for his many hilarious productions of Aristophanes comedies, director Yannis Kakleas returns to Epidaurus, venturing into ancient Greek tragedy for the very first time. The artist will present Euripides’ Orestes, in a modern Greek translation by Giorgos Chimonas. A play replete with conflicts, plot twists, apologies, and sharp political commentary, Orestes poses questions about generational and gender relations, and social cohesion, brought to life through a stellar cast.
Directing – Dramaturgy: Yannis Kakleas
Translated by Giorgos Chimonas
Set and costume design: Ilenia Douladiri - Yannis Kakleas
Music: Stavros Gasparatos
Movement: Aris Servetalis
Lighting design: Stella Kaltsou
Assistant to the director: Angeliki Trobouki
Second assistant to the director: Aris Kakleas
Assistant to the costume designer: Ioanna Kalavrou
Assistant to the composer: Alexandra Katerinopoulou
Assistant to the lighting designer: Stevi Koutsothanasi
Production Α Μ Technichoros LP
Cast: Aris Servetalis (Orestes), Mary Mina (Electra), Panos Vlachos (Menelaus), Giorgos Psychogios (Tyndareus), Emilianos Stamatakis (Pylades), Nikoleta Kotsailidou (Helen), Jerome Kaluta (Phrygian)
Chorus: Anastasia Stylianidi, Ilektra Fragiadaki, Niki Lami, Matina Pergioudaki, Ioanna Lekka, Alkistis Giraud, Eliza Skolidi, Katerina Zafeiropoulou, Danai Moutsopoulou
With Greek and English surtitles.
As part of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2021.