Prometheus Bound
Athens & Epidaurus festival
Ancient Epidaurus Theatre, Athens, 21059

Prometheus Bound

Theatre

Municipal and Regional Theatre of Patras - Stavros Tsakiris
Prometheus Bound

by Aeschylus
Prometheus is punished by Zeus for giving fire to humanity. Hephaestus is tasked with chaining Prometheus on steep mountain rocks. Cratus and Bia keep watch on the reluctant Hephaestus. Oceanus’ daughters, the Oceanids, lament the hero’s torment. Prometheus and Oceanus discuss Zeus’ cruelty. Enter another creature who has suffered the wrath of the gods: Io, Zeus’ mistress. He once transformed her into a heifer to save her from Hera’s jealousy. In response, Hera dispatched an annoying gadfly to relentlessly pursue Io to the end of the world. Prometheus foretells her future, linked with his own, since a distant descendant of Io is destined to set Prometheus free several years in the future. Prometheus also foresees the fall of Zeus. However, he refuses to disclose the exact circumstances of Zeus’ fall to Hermes, the messenger god. The tragedy reaches its climax with a raging Zeus unleashing his thunders against Prometheus, the still-resisting prisoner retaining his free will.

9 August, 2019 to 10 August, 2019
Info: 

Directing - Dramaturgy Stavros Tsakiris
Translated by Dimitris Dimitriadis
Scenic installation Kostas Varotsos
Costume design Yannis Metzikov
Movement Marcello Magni
Lighting design Sakis Birbilis
Assistants to the director: Efi Revmata - Maria Floratou
Cast Kathryn Hunter (Prometheus), Nikitas Tsakiroglou (Narrator), Dimitris Piatas (Hephaestus),Peggy Trikalioti (Io), Gerasimos Gennatas (Oceanus), Alexandros Bourdoumis (Cratus), Iliana Mavromati (Hermes), Antigone Fryda (Hermes), Kostas Nikouli (Hermes), Periklis Vasilopoulos (Coryphaeus)

Organization / Production: 
Municipal and Regional Theatre of Patras
Language: 
With Greek and English surtitles
Hours: 
21:00
Tickets: 
VIP 80€, ZONE A 60€, ZONE B 30€, UPPER TIER, STUDENTS 15€, UNEMPLOYED & PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES 8€
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