The program of the 24th Festival Ilida
The art of theatre ‘meets’ once again, for the 24th year, Ancient Elis and the homonymous festival, which has established itself as one of the best in the country.
Exceptional performances of ancient drama, performances of the new stage and the children’s scene, bearing the signature of remarkable filmmakers and cast members involved, frame the program of the 24th Festival of Ancient Ilida, which premiered on 12 July and drops its curtain on August 21.
The “heart” of culture will ring for two months in Ancient Elis, where they present a total of fifteen performances six ancient dramas, five of the new scene and four of the children’s scene.
The municipality of Ilida is again organizing a festival of high claims, as illustrated by the program, and aims to gather theater goers to Ancient Elis.
Friday 25th July, the children’s performance of “DON QUIXOTE” by Miguel de Cervantes, adapted and directed by Dimitris Adami
Cast: Dimitris Agoras, Alexis Vidalakis, Petros Ioannis, Thomi Koskosi, Giorgos Balopita, Danae Sdougkou and Marilisa Chronea.
Saturday 26th July, the comedy of Alexandros Rigas and Dimitris Apostolou “FONISSES OF PAPADIAMANTI”
Cast: Eleni Kastani, Konstantina Michael, Natalia Dragoumi Jenny Botsi, Foteini Demiri, Sophia Vogiatzaki, Patrikios Kostis, Parthena Chorozidou and Jessi Papoutsi
Monday 28th July, performance of “MARIA PENTAGIOTISSA” by Bost, directed by Giannis Bostantzoglou
Cast: Giannis Bostantzoglou, Giannis Aivazi, Dimitra Papadema, Kostas Flokatoulas, Pericles Albanis, Petros Petrou, Marios Leonidis, Konstantinos Prasa, Giorgos Mataraga and Petros Xekoukis
Friday 1st August, the children’s performance of “The Magic Key” by Carmen Ruggeri
Cast: Helen Zioga, Orestes Karidas, Alexandros Kompogiorgas, Giannis Nikolaos, Nadia Mitroudi, Amanda Sofianopoulou and Myrto Chryssanthakopoulou
Saturday 2nd August, the performance of “TROADES” by Euripides, directed by Themis Moumoulidis
Cast: Filareti Komnenou, Stelios Mainas, Aris Lempesopoulos, Zeta Duka, Ioanna Pappa, Maria Protopappa, Christos Plainis, Lena Papaligoura, Marouska Panagiotopoulou, Loukia Michalopoulou, Georgina Palaiothodorou, Eirini Kyrmizaki
Music: Iris Mara (clarinet), Io Kyriakidi (accordion)
Thursday 7th August, the performance of “Oops … ELECTRA” parody of Alexis Kallitsis, directed by Petros Filippidis and Anna Panagiotopoulou
Cast: Petros Filippidis, Elizabeth Konstandinidou, Gerasimos Skiadaresis, Dimitris Mavropoulos, Crateros Katsoulis, Panos Stathakopoulos, Alberto Fais, Manos Ioannis, Christos Spanos, Stavros Karagiannis and Kyriakos Markatos
Saturday 9th August, the performance of “THESMOFORIAZUSAE” by Aristophanes, directed by Giorgos Kimoulis
Cast: Giorgos Kimoulis, Dimitris Piata, Fay Xyla, Thanassis Alevras, Konstantinos Giannakopoulos, Dimitris Rafailo and Harris Chiotis
Sunday 10th August, the children’s performance of “SLEEPING BEAUTY AWOKE” by Xenia Kalogeropoulou, Thomas Moschopoulos, directed by Vangelis Theodoropoulos
Cast: Amalia Arseni, Anthi Efstratiadou, Christos Pitsas, Stavros Svigkos, Evangelia Syriopoulou, Foteini Timothyeou and Orestes Tziovas
Wednesday 13th August, the performance of “DINNER WITH FRIENDS” by Donald Margulies, directed by Grigoris Valtinos
Cast: Grigoris Valtinos, Kleona Gregoriadi, Renia Loizidou and Alexandra Palaiologou
Saturday 16th August the performance of “IPHIGENIA IN TAURIS” by Euripides, directed by Kerasia Samaras
Cast: Kerasia Samara, Alexander Ntavris, Vasilis Giakoumaros, Kostas Tsachras, Vangelis Salefris, Eleni Kakkali, Despina Bougiatioti, Tonia Apostolou and Kelly Anyfanti
Monday 18th August, provided by the National Theatre of Northern Greece, the performance of “PERSIANS” by Aeschylus, directed by Niketis Kondouris
Cast: Giannis Fertis (Darius), Akis Sakellariou (Atossa), Lazaros Georgakopoulos (Messenger) and Giorgos Kolovos (Xerxes).
Thursday 21st August, the National Theatre project of “FROGS” by Aristophanes, directed by Giannis Kakleas
Cast: Basilis Charalampopoulos, Fanis Mouratidis, John Zouganeli, Panos Vlachos