SIX Women in Greek Tragedy

Summer 2024, under the Acropolis
Open-Air Ancient Greek Theatre Performance & Mask Exhibition
Athens University History Museum |Garden| Tholou 5, Plaka, Athens

“SIX WOMEN in Greek Tragedy”

Medea, Electra, Antigone, Hecuba, Iphigenia & Alcestis
By Euripides, Sophocles, Aeschylus
& Exhibition
“Ancient Greek comedy & tragedy mask”


The cultural organization Sound & Picture and director Panos Angelopoulos present in
Athens, a multi-spectacle in English language centered on the presentation of an amazing
theatre performance “Six Women in Greek Tragedy”.
A composition of ancient tragedies, by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides and an exhibition
dedicated to the theatrical mask.
“Ancient Greek comedy & tragedy mask”

A unique experience. A spectacular event, in the Athenian historical center in Plaka, which strengthens our cultural heritage internationally.
The six ancient heroines that star in the play are Medea, Electra, Antigone, Hecuba, and Iphigenia & Alcestis. The protagonists define the position of women, become central tragic figures and captivate the world audience. They deal with burning issues, with eternal historical, social and cultural concerns, that concern us from ancient times to the present day.

Great actors, under the sounds of ancient musical instruments, make up the troupe, giving flesh
and bones to this top artistic project, with a spirit of extroversion.

A spectacular staged in Athens, with guided tour and action in English conceived and directed by the great Panos Angelopoulos.


Theatre production

A theatrical approach, which highlights the greatness of the ancient tragedy, determines the
position of women in the works of the tragic poets. Mythical women converse with each other,
become central tragic figures, and determine the origins of the cultural culture, delivering life
The ancient heroines protagonists Medea, Electra, Antigone, Hecube, Iphigenia,
& Alcestis are female archetypes that stand as bright beacons in the imaginary course of
humanity for self-knowledge, freedom and independence.

MEDEA – The depth of Medea’s passion becomes undisguised rage and leads her to tragic
ELECTRA – A symbol throughout the ages of love for the father and anti-jealousy towards the
mother. Electra syndrome.
ANTIGONE – The symbol of resistance, freedom, and dignity. She pays with her life for what
she considers just.
HECUBA – The tragic mother who loses her children. The fate of the defeated: pain and
IPHIGENIA – A noble woman and patriot who sacrifices herself for her ideals.
ALKISTIS – Alkistis provides the model of female conjugal devotion.

The protagonists are surrounded by a chorus that will converse and direct the action. The members of the chorus will play ancient musical instruments.
Monologues and choruses will form a compact action with three stages: Beginning, middle and end.
The female figures in the works of the tragic poets display emotions such as envy, passion and the weaknesses that humanity is swayed by. Women sacrifice themselves to shed light on our
consciousness so that the cycle of life that began with arrogance and selfishness can be ended.
A person from hubris and brokenness can be led to peace and hope. Woman stands against woman and wins life with Purification.


Exhibition “Ancient Greek Mask in Comedy & Tragedy”

As part of the presentation of the theatrical performance, an interactive exhibition, with a guided tour, by the artist Yiannis Zimianitis entitled “Ancient Greek mask in comedy & tragedy” dedicated to the history of the theatrical mask comes to life.
The roots of the mask go back to the mysterious rituals. The beginnings of the theatrical life of the mask can be traced to the cult events in honor of the god Dionysos and thus it is explained that the mask is a key element of the so-called ritual theater.
The Artist, maker of ancient masks, Yiannis Zimianitis, has been creating faces of ancient plays for 30 years. He has made over 1200 original masks and has developed the speech technique.

Open-Air Ancient Greek Theatre Performance & Mask Exhibition
Athens University History Museum | Garden | Tholou 5, Plaka, Athens.

Exhibition : 20:30 | Duration: 15 minutes
Theatre | Performance : 20:45 | Duration: 60 minutes

June: 22/ 23/ 26/ 29/ 30
July: 1/ 8/ 9/ 15/ 16/ 17/ 22/ 23/ 24/ 25
August: From 1 to 11 & from 19 to 31


Special rates for group bookings. (20 people and above)
Tickets are available on line: & Public tickets

Information & reservations:
+30 2117700000 &
+30 694.5668.661 (WhatsApp)

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