The National Theatre of Greece presents The Knights, one of Aristophanes’ most explicitly political comedies, featuring a formidable cast under the helm of director Konstantinos Rigos, bringing together different worlds on stage.
The main character, Paphlagon, is inspired by Cleon, the politician who ran the Athens city state in the wake of Pericles’ death and Athenians’ triumphant victory over the Spartans in Pylos (425 BC). Through his portrait of Cleon, Aristophanes launches a scathing attack on corrupt politicians and demagogues, who use power for their own gains. The hilarious plot leads to the eternal question: are cunning, resourcefulness, and depravity typical of politicians, and if so, does the most conniving person invariably prevail on the political arena?
Friday, June 25th 2021
Saturday, June 26th 2021
Sunday, June 27th 2021
Arrival time | Starting time
19:30 | 21:00
Ancient Theater of Epidaurus
Actors (by alphabetical order)
Konstantinos Avarikiotis, Butcher
Stelios Iakovidis, Dimos
Kostas Koklas, Cleon
Panos Mouzourakis, Demosthenes
Konstantinos Plemmenos, Nikias
Dance - Top dancers: Stefania Goulioti, Konstantinos Bibis (ukulele), Giannis Harisis
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.
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
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 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.