Apollo has tasked the Tracking Satyrs with retrieving his lost cattle, aided by Silenus, in exchange for gold and their freedom. The Satyrs track the animals to a cave, led on by the sound of the lyre that has just been invented by Hermes. Sophocles’ fragmentary, rarely performed satyr play is the only surviving dramatic narrative about how Music first reached the ears of humans. Director Michail Marmarinos returns to the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, with this ‘inconceivable monument of a text’, employing a historic, verse translation.
The text will be published as part of the Festival’s newly launched theatre book series, as an annotated edition with an introduction by Stavros Tsitsiridis.
Freely translated in verse by Emmanouil David (1933)
Scientific advisor: Stavros Tsitsiridis
Directed by Michail Marmarinos
Artistic and dramaturgical collaboration: Dio Kangelari
Set and costume design: Giorgos Sapountzis
Music: Billy John Bultheel
Lighting design: Eleftheria Deko
Movement: Tasos Karachalios
Assistant to the director: Marilena Katranidou
Sound design: Kostas Bokos-Studio 19st in collaboration with Billy John Bultheel
Production managers: Rena Andreadaki, Zoe Mouschi
Cast: Haris Fragoulis (Apollo), Stamatis Kraounakis (Silenus), Amalia Moutousi (Cyllene), Steve Katona (Hermes)
Chorus of Satyrs: Andromachi Fountoulidou, Adrian Frieling, Lampros Grammatikos, Alexandra Kazazou, Christos Kragiopoulos, Angelos Nerantzis, Electra Nikolouzou, Manos Petrakis, Theodora Tzimou