Oedipus Rex, Sophocles
The immortal world literature classic for nearly 2,500 years
with English and French overtitles
From April 15 to September 30, 2020
Every Wednesday at 20:00
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Athinais Cultural Center
Kastorias 34-36, Votanikos
Fimonoi Stage presents the immortal world literature classic "Oedipus Rex" by ancient Greek playwright Sophocles, with English and French overtitles, April-September 2020, in Athinais Theatre located at 34 Kastorias St, Votanikos, Athens.
After Oedipus was born, his father, King Laius of Thebes, learned from an oracle that he, Laius, was doomed to perish by the hand of his own son, and so ordered his wife Jocasta to kill the infant. But faith decided differently.
Oedipus Rex is long considered the greatest Greek tragedy and hailed by Aristotle as the tragedy par excellence. It remains a model of what tragedy should be; deftly plotted and perfectly executed, it has a sympathetic protagonist, a crushing climax, inspirational poetry, and a wealth of meaningful themes. The play remains on the very short list of exceptionally and undeniably great world literature masterpieces that are taught all over the world.
"Fimonoi Stage" is a professional theatrical group, with the vision to inspire visitors and spread the message of Classic Greek culture and Ancient Drama to tourists from all over the world. Fimonoi's vision is for foreigners visiting our country to have the complete cultural experience, watching theater, poetry and music performances, adding up to the overall travel experience, and get to know the role of Athens and Greece in the global cultural life. Furthermore, Fimonoi
[* Fimonoi was said to have been the daughter of Apollo, his first priestess at Delphi, or of his possible son Delphus, and the inventor of the hexameter verses, a type of poetic metre. In some studies, attributed to the phrase "know thyself" (γνῶθι σεαυτόν) found inscribed at the entrance to the Temple of Apollo at Delphi. (Wikipedia)]
Directed by: Katerina Bibi
Translation of the script: Katerina Micheli
Music: Padelis Pilavios
Costumes & Set designer: George Linzeris
Video art: Vaggelis Meimetis Photography: Nikoleta Giannouli
Lights: Anna Sotrini
Cast: Nikos Stamatopoulos, Katerina Tzeva, Yannis Papathymnios, Nikos Anastasopoulos, Nikos Christofillakis, George Giannakopoulos, George Dourgoutis, Tina Papakonstantinou
With English and French overtitles
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