‘Medea’ at Municipal Theatre instead of Old Fortress
Photo: Marilena Anastasiadou
CORFU. The theatrical performance ‘Medea’ will be held at the Municipal Theatre instead of the Fortress with a new reduced ticket price of €10.
‘Medea’ by Euripides will be presented at the Municipal Theatre on Wednesday 21 September as part of the Corfu International Festival with a new reduced ticket price of €10.
A new approach to one of the most heartbreaking works of the world theatre directed by Emilios Hilakis and Manolis Dounias.
Medea kills her own children not just to avenge Jason, but mainly to save them from the hands of her enemies, to prevent the power from murdering them. This is why Euripides - despite her heinous act - in the end, instead of punishing her, he praises her.
In 'Medea', love subverts reason, transforms people and besieges even the most sacred relationships, such as that between a mother and her children. Erotic betrayal turns into hatred and directs everyone's fate. Medea - who for Jason's sake betrayed her family, stole the Golden Fleece and fled her homeland - finds herself isolated in Corinth amongst people who consider her a stranger, a barbarian. When Jason announces that he will marry Glauce, the daughter of king Creon, Medea becomes a dark and vengeful beast. "A woman may not be able to bear to hear of battles and swords, but when she’s hurt in love, there’s no heart more desperate for blood than hers," the poet writes, and has Medea destroy her young rival by sending her poisoned gifts that cause her gruesome death. The betrayed Medea does not stop there. She commits the unthinkable: she kills her children with her own hands.
Euripides’ ‘Medea’, as adapted and imagined by the two directors, follows the model of ancient tragedy, where three actors played all the characters. The iconic work of ancient Greek literature is presented in a new translation by Giorgos Blanas and original live music by Dimitris Kamarotos.
Medea by Euripides
Wednesday 22 September
Corfu Municipal Theatre
Ticket price: €10, free for people with special needs
Pre-sale at www.corfuif.gr, Ticket Box and at the Theatre entrance.
Translation: Giorgos Blanas
Direction - Adaptation: Emilios Hilakis - Manolis Dounias
Music: Dimitris Kamarotos
Theatrical scenery & costumes: Eva Nathena
Movement & choreography: Patricia Apergi
Lighting: Nikos Vlassopoulos
Speech therapy: Ilias Papathanasiou
Assistant Director: Nikos Tsimaras
Assistant set & costume designer: Dafni-Chrysi Fotinatou
Assistant Choreographer: Emmanouela Sakellari
Photos: Marilena Anastasiadou
Make-up: Sissy Petropoulou
Production management: Efi Panourgia
Executive producer: Yiannis Koulouris
Tour manager: Alexandra Kouzouna