IMPORTANT INFORMATION

For spectators attending the performances at Curium Ancient Theatre

Dear spectators and friends of the Festival,

In view of the upcoming performances of the Festival at Curium Ancient Theatre, we provide below important information for your convenience and for the smoothest run of the shows:

  1. Purchase your tickets in advance before heading to Curium Ancient Theatre. You can find tickets at selected SOEASY Kiosks in all cities, at TIME OUT Kiosk in Paphos, at “In N Out” Kiosk in Paralimni, or you can buy them online at www.SoldoutTickets.com.cy
  2. You are kindly advised to arrive at the Curium Ancient Theatre at least 45 minutes before the performance.
  3. All performances start strictly at 21:00 and doors for the audience open at 20:30 the latest.
  4. Cars must be parked at St. Hermogenes and spectators will be transported to the theatre by buses. The last bus route from St. Hermogenes to the theatre departs at 20:45.
  5. Smoking, and the consumption of food and drinks at the theatre are not allowed. The damage caused to the monument surfaces from various waste material (chewing gums, etc.) is irreversible. For this reason, spectators are requested to use the rubbish bins located in the archaeological area for discarding any garbage and trash.
  6. You are reminded that the use of mobile phones during performance as well as taking photographs, with or without flash, and/or filming part and/or whole of the performance, are prohibited.

Thank you!

What to see in this year’s Festival

6 productions
14 performances
3 venues
1st – 30th of July 2018


Trojan Women
by Euripides, directed by Andreas Christodoulides and produced by Theatro ENA, marks the opening of this year’s Festival, on the 1st of July at Paphos Ancient Odeοn, while more performances of the production will be held at Curium Ancient Theatre and at “Skali” Amphitheatre, in Aglantzia.

Stefi Productions, Roads & Oranges Films, Municipal and Regional Theatre of Kozani and the Municipal and Regional Theatre of Veria, presents in co-production, the Aeschylean tragedy Agamemnon, directed by the internationally renowned Cezaris Graužinis for two performances at Curium Ancient Theatre.

The Hungarian theatre group Spectrum Theatre presents at “Skali” Amphitheatre, Aglantzia and at Paphos Ancient Odeon, Euripides’ Medea, directed by Viola Török.

Returning to the Festival, the National Theatre of Northern Greece (NTNG), presents Euripides’ tragedy Orestes, directed by the artistic director of the NTNG, Yannis Anastasakis, in a new translation by the Greek poet Yorgos Blanas, for two performances at Curium Ancient Theatre.

The second Cypriot production is Alcestis by Euripides, in a production of the Fresh Target Theatre Ensemble and directed by Paris Erotokritou, taking place at the “Skali” Amphitheatre, Aglantzia, at Paphos Ancient Odeon and at Curium Ancient Theatre.

The State Drama Rustaveli Theatre of Georgia presents Sophocles’ tragedy, Electra, directed by the artistic director of the Rustaveli Theatre and internationally famous Robert Sturua, by Grigoris Karantinakis and Nikoloz Heine-Shvelidze, at Paphos Ancient Oden and “Skali” Amphitheatre, Aglantzia.

The Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus, the Cyprus Centre of the International Theatre Institute (CCOITI) and the Cyprus Tourism Organisation announce the productions that are selected to participate in the “2018 International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama”.

From the 1st until the 30th of July 2018, six theatre groups will present performances of ancient Greek drama at the Paphos Ancient Odeon, at the Curium Ancient Theatre and at the “Skali” Amphitheatre in Aglantzia:

THEATRO ENA, Cyprus
TROJAN WOMEN by Euripides
Directed by Andreas Christodoulides

STEFI PRODUCTIONS, ROADS AND ORANGES FILMS, MUNICIPAL AND REGIONAL THEATRE OF KOZANI, MUNICIPAL AND REGIONAL THEATRE OF VERIA
AGAMEMNON by Aeschylus
Directed by Cezaris Graužinis

SPECTRUM THEATER, Romania
MEDEA by Euripides
Directed by Viola Török

NATIONAL THEATRE OF NORTHERN GREECE
ORESTES by Euripides
Directed by Yannis Anastasakis

FRESH TARGET THEATRE ENSEMBLE, Cyprus
ALCESTIS by Euripides
Directed by Paris Erotokritou

THE RUSTAVELI THEATRE, Georgia
ELECTRA by Sophocles
Directed by Robert Sturua, Grigoris Karantinakis and Nikoloz Heine-Shvelidze

 

A diverse programme has been developed by the organizers, focusing on the quality, on the numerical increase of the productions, as well as giving a step of creation to the Cypriot artists.

The 22nd edition of the “International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama” is part of the celebrations of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, 2018.

 

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