Two English-language Theater Plays Showing in Athens
Theater enthusiasts and culture lovers visiting Athens have a unique opportunity to experience two English-language theatrical performances that offer foreign visitors an original approach to Greek culture and a fresh perspective on Greece’s rich heritage.
The first play, titled “Medea and Other Friends I Made in Athens,” has been captivating audiences since the beginning of May at the Webster University Cultural Center in Plaka.
This production synthesizes extracts from renowned Greek literary and theatrical works, including Homer’s “Odyssey,” Aristophanes’ “The Assemblywomen” and “Pluto,” Euripides’ “Medea,” Aeschylus’ “Prometheus Bound,” and Sophocles’ “Antigone.”
Produced by Koilon Productions, a Greek theater company based in Athens, “Medea and Other Friends I Made in Athens” takes place at the foot of the iconic Acropolis, providing a stunning backdrop for the performances.
With extensive promotion on international platforms such as TripAdvisor, Get Your Guide, Musement, and Booking, this cultural experience has become a must-see for tourists and has attracted media interest from across the globe.
Women of Passion, Women of Greece
The second theatrical performance, titled “Women of Passion, Women of Greece“, directed by Tatiana Lygari, will be showcased at the Train of Rouf venue in Athens from May 27 to July 29, following a successful tour across European countries, Australia, and India.
This English-language show draws inspiration from the legendary figures of Medea, Maria Callas, and Melina Mercouri, who embark on an enchanting journey aboard a 1950s train, seamlessly intertwining ancient and contemporary Greece.
Medea, driven by tragic love; Maria Callas, the celebrated opera diva; and Melina Mercouri, the beloved Greek actress, singer, and politician symbolize the passion for life, love, creation, and freedom. Their stories bring history, culture, art, and the power of the human soul to life, leaving a lasting impact on viewers.
Accompanied by an actress and a musician, this creative voyage is infused with memories, humor, and emotion, with Greece serving as both the starting point and the final destination for people from around the world.
Whether visitors are new to Athens or frequent travelers, the city’s extensive history spanning thousands of years offers a unique cultural experience.
Held under the auspices of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO), the English-speaking plays give visitors the opportunity to explore one of the most ancient Greek arts: theater.