TROJAN WOMEN by Euripides


directed by Theodoros Terzopoulos 
with Despoina Bebedeli as Hecuba. 

At the Ancient Odeon of Pafos
in the frames of Pafos2017 Cultural Capital of Europe. 

July 7 and 8, 2017. 

The performance is dedicated to the memory of Jannis Kounellis who was to create the stage installation for the performance.

One of the most important events of the European Capital of Culture – Pafos2017 program.

From the Trojan War to today’s conflicts, the suffering endured during a war and the plight of war refugees never ceased to exist. The Trojan women is a protest against the absurdity, violence and atrocities imposed upon people as a consequence of war and a demand for peace, solidarity and humanity. The actors of the performance come from divided cities (Nicosia, Mostar and Jerusalem) as well as from Syria and Greece. The play attempts to showcase the drama of division and the deeply rooted human need for reconciliation.

Translation: Kostis Kolotas
Direction/ Stage installation/ lighting: Theodoros Terzopoulos
Assistant Director: Savvas Stroumpos
Music: Panagiotis Velianitis
Costumes: Loukia
Lighting: Theodoros Terzopoulos/ Constantinos Bethanis
Production Manager: Maria Vogiatzi

Cast:
Hecuba: Despina Bebedelli
Helen: Sophia Hill
Andromache: Niovi Charalambous
Talthybius: Prokopis Agathokleous
Poseidon- Menelaus: Andreas Fylaktou
Athena:  Evelina Arapides
Cassandra: Ajla Hamzic (Bosnia), Hadar Barabash (Israel), Sara Ipsa (Croatia)
Evelyn Asouant (Syria), Evelina Arapides
Chorus leader:    Erdogan Kavaz (Cyprus)
Chorus: All actors

(photo: Johanna Weber)