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Mystery 35 Αeschylus Project – The Eumenides


Contributors:

Directed By: Angela Brouskou
Co-production: Theatro Domatiou – With The Financial
Support Of The Hellenic Ministry Of Culture And Sports, DIPETHE Serron

Information

Dates: Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 July
Start time: 21:15
Venue: Amphitheater of the Old Oil Mill

Ticket prices: general admission €15, reduced €10 (students, 65 and over), concessions €5,| Single ticket for EUMENIDES and the IANNIS XENAKIS concert: ORESTIA €20 (Valid for a limited number of tickets)

Possibility of travel from the center of Athens to Elefsina and back. Reservations required here. First come first served.

The trial that features in Aeschylus’ Eumenides (The Furies) is the first such legal hearing in the history of humankind. During the course of the play, a fantastical court case links the ancient past with the present. Communities, collectives, and inhabitants of Elefsina city are invited to actively take part, entering the world of a fictional trial where they stand in for the Athenian court of law. The Eumenides are here used to spark public debate. Audiences are able to interact with the proceedings, functioning as an additional actor or even as a factor affecting the very development of the plot.

In this ancient Greek drama, the cohesion of a society’s citizens and their attitude towards the commons is considered requisite. This utopian condition constitutes the utopian court of justice where the trial of Orestes transpires in Aeschylus’ Eumenides. A vicious, self-perpetuating cycle of vengeance and retribution gives way to a justice system established by the city. This trial may take place in the past, but it addresses all the world’s future citizens.

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