National Theatre of Greece - Lena Kitsopoulou

The Wasps
by Aristophanes

Provocative artist Lena Kitsopoulou makes her directorial debut in Epidaurus, staging an adaptation of Aristophanes’ biting comedy. In The Wasps, the poet ingeniously parodies Athenians’ obsession with resolving their differences in the courtroom and the loopholes of the legal system which allow crooks to manipulate justice to their benefit. Sixty years after Alexis Solomos’ production, the National Theatre of Greece invites the subversive artist to share her perspective on the critical questions posed by Aristophanes’ play, mocking contemporary problematic issues in her own, unique manner.