What power pulls the strings in ‘Erofili’, the great tragedy written by Georgios Chortatsis (c. 1545- c. 1610)? The guileless love between the princess and her young man is set against her grasping father, the king. Ultimately the victors are death and fate, the latter controlling men and women like powerless marionettes.
We are taken back to the age of Chortatsis, the crowning period of Cretan literature, by a woven dress with many pleats from Crete dating to the 17th century. It is a rare example of the Renaissance influence exerted by the Venetian colonisation of the island between 1211 and 1669.
Director: Stratis Panourios
Costume manager: Myra Vazaiou
Music: Alexis Kotsopoulos
Acted by Andromache Davlou, Alexis Kotsopoulos, Fotis Lazarou, Elena Marsidou, Amalia Tsekoura, Stratis Panourios.
The museum exhibits will be presented by Xenia Politou, Curator of the Neo-Hellenic Art Collection.
8, 15, 22, 29 November & 6, 13, 20 December 2017
The performance starts at 20:30
€ 15, € 10 reduced (per performance), € 25, € 18 (for two new performances), € 50, € 35 (for all performances)
Tickets are available from 6.10.2017:
FOR ALL PERFORMANCES
-at the Benaki Museum of Greek Culture, 1 Koumbari street, Athens.
Ticket office opening hours: Wednesday and Friday, 10:00 – 18:00, Thursday and Saturday 10:00-22:00, Sunday 10:00 – 16:00
FOR TWO NEW PERFORMANCES
-at the Benaki Museum of Islamic Art, 22, Ag. Asomaton & 12 Dipilou street, Athens
Ticket office opening hours: Thursday – Sunday, 10:00-18:00
-at the Benaki Museum Ghika Gallery, 3 Kriezotou street, Athens
Ticket office opening hours: Friday - Saturday, 10:00-15:00
Information: Τ 2103671015, Monday – Thursday, 10:00 – 15:00