Takis Tzamargias

You Can’t Tie a Mustang Down
by Christos Chomenidis

Inspired by Euripides’ Ion

Two places, two worlds. One the one hand, Delphi, a utopia dating from the mythical times, now in the present, close to the Arachova ski resort and tavernas. On the other hand, Athens, complete with its immorality and political corruption. In between, a foundling, a childless couple, a chance encounter and all those things that could have been fixed. In the dizzying present times, Chomenidis’ Ion chooses a solitary and healthy co-existence with nature, its joys and feasts, and refuses to be involved in public affairs and their corrupting effect.

Using Ion, Euripides’ unclassifiable tragedy – it could perhaps be more aptly called an “ironic drama” – as his starting point, Christos Chomenidis has penned a play tackling – with a light touch but in a topical manner – fundamental, timeless questions, deep-rooted in every human: power, love, lust.

Takis Tzamargias is inspired by Chomenidis’ play to create a performance, setting up fancy tables with lavish tablecloths and copious amounts of champagne on the Delphi offerings, and urging spectators to partake in a Balkan feast.