Aristophanes: The Acharnians

National Theatre of Northern Greece – Sotiris Hadzakis

As the Peloponnesian War rages for the sixth consecutive year and Athens

is slowly dying,Dikaiopolis decides to enlist in the fight for peace.

Having negotiated a private truce with Sparta,he persuades the largest

Athenian demos (municipality)—the Acharnians: battle-hardened

veterans of Marathon—to agree to it, and opens up the market

where the starving citizens sell geese,hares and daughters disguised as pigs.

Sotiris Hatzakis and the State Theatre of Northern Greece,

in a present-day approach to The Acharnians (425 BC),

mock hawkish pro-war politics and its consequences

while singing the praises of reconciliation.

Translation: K. C. Myris
Direction: Sotiris Hadzakis
Music: Stamatis Kraounakis
Set Design: Yorgos Patsas
Costume Design: Ersi Drimi
Choreography: Fokas Evangelinos
Lighting: Eleftheria Deko

Dikaiopolis: Stamatis Kraounakis
Lamachus: Grigoris Valtinos
A Megarian: Kostas Voutsas

source: greek

23 & 24 July 2010, 21:00

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