Sophocles’ play ‘Philoctetes’ shows how the youthful Neoptolemos, son of Achilles, is initiated into adulthood. Acting as teacher, Odysseus oversees the young man’s first labour – he will become a man if he is cunning enough to entrap the savage Philoctetes.
The piece is a commentary on the scene on an Attic red-figure vase of the mid-5th century BCE — a youth is seen as he departs for war. So, is it a realistic representation of a common event? Or is there perhaps a subtle reference to the ritual of initiation, a process with great significance for male Athenian citizens before they were seen as men?
Director: Stratis Panourios
Costume manager: Myra Vazaiou
Acted by Nikos Kardonis, Stathis Koikas, Elena Marsidou and Stratis Panourios.
The museum exhibit will be presented by Irini Papageorgiou, Curator of the Prehistoric, Ancient Greek, and Roman Collection.
11 April 2018 (CANCELED)
18, 25 April & 2, 9, 16, 23 May 2018
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