National Theatre of Northern Greece – Vassilis Papavassiliou

Helen
by Euripides

We are sorry to announce that the scheduled performances at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, which were to take place from the 6th to the 8th of August, are postponed. Every effort will be made to find a new date within the time limits of our current artistic program.
A new announcement will follow regarding ticket holders.


Written in the aftermath of Athenians’ crushing defeat at the Sicilian Expedition, Euripides’ Helen is noted both for its anti-war qualities and its focus on virtues such as the power of oath and intelligence, both personified in the form of the titular heroine. Drawing on the version of the myth created by lyrical poet Stesichorus instead of Homer’s best-known version, Euripides portrays the Trojan War as a massacre committed for a phantom rather than a real woman. A tragedy almost verging on comedy, Helen is now presented at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus in a National Theatre of Northern Greece production, directed by Vassilis Papavassiliou. 

With Greek and English surtitles

Due to the ongoing pandemic, all performance dates are subject to change