Ecclesiazusae by Aristophanes

SUMMER TOUR

From 03.07.2015 to 23.09.2015

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Following Athens’ defeat in the Peloponnesian War, corruption and inequality are out of control. The Athenian women, on the initiative of Praxagora, therefore decide to take radical action. Disguised as men, they secretly get into the Assembly and a vote is passed that gives them power. They introduce political reforms and implement communal rules on property and sex. However, their plans prove impossible to enforce and are undermined by a succession of tragicomic situations.
Ecclesiazusae, which is Aristophanes’ penultimate work, was first performed in about 392 BCE. Through the comic form, humorous dialogues and hilarious episodes of this political comedy, the poet expresses his bitterness at the impossible situation in Athens after the end of the Peloponnesian War.

Tour dates


3 July  Kavala, Ancient Theatre of Philippi
15 July Alexandroupoli Garden Theatre
18 July  Dion Ancient Theatre
31 July & 1 August  Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus
8 August  Patras, Roman Theatre 
10 August  Ancient Olympia, Flokas Ancient Theatre 
23 August  Nea Makri Amphitheatre, Culture & Sports Park
28 August  Larisa, Alkazar Garden Theatre
31 August  Thessaloniki, Theatro Dasous
3 September  Theatre of Herodes Atticus
7 September  Vrilissia, Aliki Vougiouklaki Theatre 
10 September  Vyronas, Melina Mercouri Theatro Vrachon
13 September  Elefsina, Old Oil Mill
16 September Petroupoli, Petras Theatre, "Minos Volanakis" Stage
19 September  Nea Smyrni Alsos Theatre 

23 September  Ilioupoli, Dimitris Kintis Alsos Theatre
 

SUMMER TOUR

  • 03/07/2015 21:30
  • 15/07/2015 21:00
  • 18/07/2015 21:00
  • 31/07/2015 21:00
  • 01/08/2015 21:00
  • 08/08/2015 21:00
  • 10/08/2015 21:00
  • 23/08/2015 21:00
  • 28/08/2015 21:00
  • 31/08/2015 21:00
  • 03/09/2015 20:30
  • 07/09/2015 21:00
  • 10/09/2015 21:00
  • 13/09/2015 20:30
  • 16/09/2015 21:00
  • 19/09/2015 20:30
  • 21/09/2015 21:00
  • 23/09/2015 21:00

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