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ANCIENT THEATRE OF EPIDAURUS / EPIDAURUS

Antigone

Antigone by Sophocles, directed by Cezaris Graužinis, is presented at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus on August 5th to 6th 2022.

In the aftermath of the Civil War in Thebes, the city’s champions celebrate their victory, trying to erase the days of insecurity and misery from memory. The new king, Creon, takes part in the festivities in an attempt to consolidate his power, intimidating and threatening his fellow citizens. Young Antigone also “celebrates”: a celebration of disobedience, energized by an enthusiastic resistance against the political pragmatism of tyranny. Established Lithuanian director Cezaris Graužinis returns to the Athens Epidaurus Festival with a strikingly contemporary, timely adaptation of Sophocles’ tragedy. The cast includes some of the most lauded actors of the new generation, with Elli Tringou portraying Antigone and Vasilis Bisbikis in the role of Creon.

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