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Foinisses by Evripides | National Theatre of Greece
September 12 @ 8:30 pm
Euripides in Phoenix composes a multi-faceted family and political drama about the fratricidal battle of Eteocles and Polyneikis, while turning the viewers' interest to values such as justice, equality and parity. The house of the Lavdakis is constantly shaking and the city of Thebes is preparing for another blood tax in the Sphinx.
The blind Oedipus locked in the basement of the palace curses his two sons, Polyneikis and Eteocles, to reign in blood. In order to prevent the fulfillment of the paternal curse, they decide to take over the government in rotation. When the time comes, however, for Eteocles to cede the throne to Polyneikis, he refuses and exiles his brother.
The play takes place on the day that the exiled Polyneikis, head of the Argitic army, is outside the walls of Thebes ready to attack to take back what he has been unjustly deprived of. Through the walls, Jocasta in the role of peacemaker tries to reconcile the two brothers, addressing sometimes their feelings and sometimes their logic and their political backwardness. The National Theater presents the Phoenixes in a contemporary direction by Giannis Moschos, who presents his own performance version of the play and attempts to highlight the methods that lead the peoples to catastrophic disputes and civil strife.
Attendance by invitation from the West Attica Regional Unit. Please contact: 213 2047003/117