ETHAL opens this year’s International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama with Aristophanes’ multifaceted comedy, The Poet and the Women. The women wish to get rid of Euripides, who in their opinion is a misogynist, feeling insulted by the way he abuses them in his tragedies.
They take advantage of the Festival of Demeter, Thesmophoria and decide to set in motion a plan to destroy him. As his only way out, Euripides sends his friend Mnesilochus, dressed as a woman, to go to the celebration that is strictly forbidden for men, in order to defend him. Mnesilochus accepts this difficult task. However, in his over eager attempt to justify Euripides, he betrays his sex and things get complicated.
In The Poet and the Women, which is one of the three “female” comedies of Aristophanes that have survived, human weakness is outlined with a charming sense of humour and scathing irony.
▪ With English and Russian surtitles
Translated by Costis Colotas
Directed by Minas Tigkilis
Set/Costume design: Lakis Genethlis
Lighting Design: Panayiotis Manousis
Music: Dimitris Zachariou
Choreography: Lambros Lambrou
Assistant to the Director: Theodora Vicha
Assistant to the Choreographer: Elena Gavriel
Mnesilochus: Costas Vichas
Euripides: Panayiotis Larkou
Agathon: Filippos Sofianos
Cleisthenes: Eftychios Poullaides
Servant of Agathon, a Scythian Policeman: Marinos Calotychos
Melanie Steliou (Herald),
Paola Hadjilambri (Women A, B, C),
Ivie Nicolaidou (Women A, B, C),
Themis Ppolou (Women A, B, C),
Mikaella Theodoulidou (Deer A),
Elena Hileti (Deer B),
Varvara Christofi (Deer C),
Within the International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama 2016
▪ Saturday, 9 July│Curium Ancient Theatre
▪ Monday, 11 July│Makarios III Amphitheatre, Nicosia
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