New York.- Following the critically-acclaimed run of “The Persians” in 2006, the National Theatre of Greece will return to New York City, with Sophocleʼs tragedy “ELECTRA”.
The six performances of “ELECTRA” will be presented, in Greek with English supertitles, at the CITY CENTER (West 55 Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues) from Wednesday, October 10th, to Sunday, October 14th, 2007.
ELECTRA is a co- production by National Theater of Greece and the Greek Festival, directed by Olivier award winner Peter Stein, one of the most prominent and influential directors in the world today.
The story takes place at the Pelopidae palace at Mycanae where the murderers of Agamemnon, Aegisthus and Clytemnestra, rule. The tragedy is considered one of the best plays of the ancient Greek drama with its exceptional dramatic power and grandeur.
The main parts are played by Yannis Fertis (Tutor), Apostolis Totsikas (Orestes), Miltos Sotiriadis (Pylades), Stefania Goulioti (Electra), Kora Karvouni (Chrysothemis), Karyofyllia Karabeti (Clytemnestra), Lazaros Georgakopoulos (Aegisthus).
Modern Greek translation is by Minos Volanakis. Set and costumes are by Dionissis Fotopoulos and lighting is by Japhy Weideman. Music composition and direction is by Alessandro Nidi and choreography is by Lia Tsolaki.
Tickets can be ordered by calling CityTix at (212) 581-1212 or online at www.nycitycenter.org (tickets are $75, $55 and $35).