With the kind support of
THE J. F. COSTOPOULOS FOUNDATION
Phaedra I—written and directed by Avra Sidiropoulou and presented by Athens-based Persona Theatre Company is a solo multimedia portrayal of a fascinating mythic heroine. The production’s 3D mapping and minimalist aesthetics yields a highly poetic visual trip through Phaedra’s stations of personal and public history. This is a contemporary and multi-sensory rendering of an insatiable desire for motion and for love. Phaedra embodies all the characters of the ancient myth passed onto us by Euripides, Seneca and Racine. Wishing to escape from the existential void that haunts her, she takes on their speech, their vulnerability and their obsessions, and stands for an archetype of the human quest for life and inspiration in a metropolis that suffocates within its ruins.
World Premiere @ Tristan Bates Theatre, London
FEB. 18-23, 2019, 7:45pm
For more information on the show and ticket sales see here: https://www.tristanbatestheatre.co.uk/whats-on/phaedra-i
Athens-based Persona Theatre Company has been committed to producing visceral, passionate work, revisiting classical texts from a contemporary perspective. Our life-long ambition is to bring artists from different parts of the world together to explore different themes, and innovative performance forms. We like to integrate technology and the visual arts into our projects to build stage environments that resonate with the audiences of our anxiety-driven, globalized world.
Our work has an international scope and has been shown in Greece, Turkey, the United States and Iran. We’ve also run practical workshops in the UK, Estonia, Cyprus, Spain and Israel, among other places.