ELECTRA by Sophocles

SATIRIKO THEATRE – CYPRUS

The staggering Electra by Sophocles, the tragedy of the release of man against fate, produced by Satiriko Theatre, will open this year’s “International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama”. Electra, the tragedy that represents the last and the most mature creative period of Sophocles, recounts the murder in the palace of Atreides, which reaches its peak with the matricide of Orestes. It’s about the tragedy of the release of man against fate. Electra stays alone to bring in the end the ‘catharsis’ which is taking place with the murder of Clytaemnestra and Aegisthus. She is a tragic heroine who sets off from the very first moment her passion to take revenge.

Through the language, the simple language of the translation, Electra by Sophocles finds her place in today’s society being more contemporary than ever. The tragedy cries for freedom and order in an era of disorder. No one is punished at the end of the play, neither the Gods nor Erynies interfere, the audience become the only judge of the two siblings.

▪ With English surtitles

Satiriko Electra-
Satiriko Electra-
Satiriko Electra-
Satiriko Electra-
Satiriko Electra-

  • Sunday 2 July│“Skali” Amphitheatre, Aglantzia [official opening]
  • Tuesday 4 July│Curium Ancient Theatre
  • Monday 10 July│Paphos Ancient Odeon

Translated by Fotis Fotiou
Directed by Neoklis Neokleous
Set Design: Charis Kafkarides
Costume Design: Marina Hadjilouka
Original Music: Savvas Savva
Choreographer: Panayiotis Tofi
Movement Coaching: Neoklis Neokleous,
Panayiotis Tofi
Lighting Design: Vikentios Christianidis
Assistant to the Director: Nikolas Arkadiou

 

Cast:
Electra: Marianna Kafkaridou
Orestes: Andreas Rozou
Clytaemnestra: Anna Yiagiozi
Pedagogue: Vasilis Michael
Chrysothemis: Kynthia Pavlidou
Aegisthus: Leandros Taliotis
Pylades: Nikolas Arkadiou

Chorus (Women of Argos):
Maria Andreou,
Themis Ppolou,
Eirini Salata,
Zena Kafkaridou,
Elena Oroklinioti,
Theodora Andreou,
Christina Gavrielidou,
Kyriaki Papadopoulou,
Christina Pieri,
Michailina Sougari