Classical plays return to Siracusa theater

Starting on July 3, including part of the cancelled 2020 program

28 April, 11:32

    (ANSAmed) - PALERMO, APRIL 28 - The Teatro Greco in Siracusa, Sicily, will reopen with classics including "Baccanti" by Euripides, directed by Carlus Padrissa, "Coefore" and "Eumeni" by Aeschylus, directed by Davide Livermore, and "The clouds" by Aristophanes, directed by Antonio Calenda. The Foundation Inda has scheduled for the 2021 season three new productions that aim to renew classical tragedies through the eyes of great contemporary artists with part of the program that was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID.

    Season number 56 is scheduled from July 3 until August 22 and provides for two replicas and a new play by Catalan Carlus Padrissa, among the founders of Fura dels Baus, a company celebrated worldwide for its ability to rewrite the language of contemporary theater.

    After the success of "Helen" by Euripides in 2019, Davide Livermore returns to Siracusa with the second and third act of the "Oresteia" by Aeschylus, "Coefore" and "Eumedidi", a coproduction with the Teatro Nazionale in Genoa decided to remember the centennial of the resumption, under the same title, of classical representations at the Teatro Greco after World War One and the Spanish flu.

    An interactive exhibit of historic photos will be dedicated to this event. It will be on display at Inda from the summer of 2021 until the winter of 2022.

    Finally, Antonio Calenda will return directing "The clouds".

    "Iphigenia in Tauris" by Euripides directed by Jacopo Gassmann is scheduled in 2022.

    Starting on April 29, it will be possible to convert tickets bought in 2020 to see performances scheduled this year.


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