Akis Sakellariou as Dionysus, Odysseas Papaspiliopoulos as Pentheus and Ioanna Pappas as Teiresias, the leaders of a large cast of exceptional actors, in a performance dominated by passion, conflict, ritual led by the original music of Θραξ Πανκc.
The Art Company "Ars Aeterna" and the DI.PE.THE of Ioannina present in Epidaurus the tragedy of Euripides "Bacchae", directed by Nikaiti Kontouris.
"Euripides’ The Bacchae can be summed up as a ritual of feelings, emotions, rage and unreason", according to director Nikaiti Kontouri. A tragedy that invariably lends itself to fresh approaches and readings, The Bacchae is the only extant ancient play featuring god Dionysus as a character, mercilessly punishing all those resisting the might of nature and the transformative experience of divine intoxication. Akis Sakellariou and Odysseas Papaspiliopoulos portray Dionysus and King Pentheus respectively, leading an excellent cast.
Friday, August 13th 2021
Saturday, August 14th 2021
Sunday, August 15th 2021
Arrival time | Starting time
19:30 | 21:00
Epidaurus - The famous ancient Τheater
Translated by Giorgos Chimonas
Directed by Nikaiti Kontouri
Dramaturgy Manos Lambrakis, Nikaiti Kontouri
Set and costume design Loukia Minetou
Choreography Androniki Marathaki
Lighting design Nikos Sotiropoulos
First assistant to the director Thalia Griva
Dramaturgy consultant Nikos Mathioudakis
Scientific consultant Katerina Diakoumopoulou
Communication Irini Lagourou
Production manager Stamatis Moumoulidis
Akis Sakellariou (Dionysus), Odysseas Papaspiliopoulos (Pentheus), Konstantina Takalou (Agave), Ioanna Pappa (Tiresias), Dimitris Petropoulos (Cadmus), Konstantinos Aspiotis (Messenger)
Chorus of Bacchae
Thalia Griva, Smaragda Kakkinou, Eleni Stergiou, Fragiski Moustaki, Ioulia Georgiou, Sofia Koulera, Ioanna Tzika
All performances are played with Greek and English surtitles.
For any inconvenience and delay to be avoided, due to the current Covid-19 health measures, you are advised to arrive 90 minutes before the performance's starting time.
The theater's car park has plenty of spaces for cars and coaches.
Audience buses to and from the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus are available.
Ticketing - Box Office info
Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus - box office operates Monday to Thursday 10:00-14:00 and on performance days (Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays) 10:30-21:00.
Τ. +30 210-7234567 (Monday to Sunday 09:00-21:00). Purchase online: aefestival.gr
More information here
Entry into the theatre after the start of a performance, except during an interval.
The attendance of children under the age of six.
Smoking, and the consumption of food and drink inside the theater.
The use of mobile phones during performances.
Entry into the theater in high heels.
Photography, with or without flash, and sound or video recording during a performance.
The tipping of staff.
Did you know that?
The Bacchae were written in 406-405 BC, while Euripides was in self-exile in the palace of Archelaus in Macedonia.
The Municipal Regional Theater of Ioannina (DI.PE.TH.I.) was founded in 1983. By the end of 2018 it has launched 123 professional theatrical productions, with its dramatical repertoire including 8 ancient Greek plays, 55 modern Greek, 17 classic plays, 25 contemporary and 18 adaptations.
The famous ancient Τheater of Epidaurus is located within the archaeological site of the Sanctuary of Asklepios, in the Argolis prefecture of Peloponnese. It is a half-hour drive from Nafplio and approximately two hours from Athens.
For intercity bus services to the Ancient Theater especially for the performances, see timetables and tickets Here.