At the centre of Ajax, Sophocles places a hero who cannot keep pace with his surroundings and his time. While the world is rapidly changing, while oaths are broken and relationships are shaped by individual interest, while a new more democratic civil society is emerging, Ajax is immovable. When he is tricked out of Achilles’ armour, the greatest recognition of his prowess as a warrior, he is overcome by the desire to take revenge on those who have wronged him. The goddess Athena deludes him into directing his fury against the cattle and their herdsmen. When he comes to his senses and realises his error, it is impossible for him to carry on living with the shame of what he has done; he has lost his identity. His time is up and his suicide marks the end of an era. The new age is more like a deep timeless winter of mourning and a new immobile network of people is trapped and revealed.
The National Theatre of Greece presents Sophocles tragedy Ajax, directed by Argyris Xafis in his first production at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus.
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VIP 50€ • ZONE Α΄ 45€ • ZONE Β΄ 25€/ SCHOOL STUDENTS (UP TO 18 Y.O.) 13€ • PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES 5€ • UPPER TIER 20€, 15€, 10€ • UNEMPLOYED 5€
CONCESSION TICKET PACKAGES
A. 4-Ticket Package (per performance): Buy 4 tickets and get 1 free. The offer is valid for ZONE B and UPPER TIER seats only.
B. 2-Performance Package: Enjoy both our summer productions at a discount of up to 30%.
For same zone tickets to both productions of the National Theatre of Greece (Medea / Ajax) prices are as follows:
VIP: 40€ • ZONE A: 35€ • ZONE B: 20€• UPPER TIER ZONE C: 15€ • UPPER TIER ZONE D: 10€
Please note, to ensure seats for concession packages, select one of the two following methods:
A. (Online) Send an e-mail with your request to firstname.lastname@example.org including the following information: package you want-performance-price zone-date-full name-telephone-email. You will then receive a link to pay and complete your purchase according to the instructions. Please note, this procedure does not allow seat selection; you are offered the best seats available at the time of purchase.
B. Purchase them at the Athens Epidaurus Festival’s box office.
Offers cannot be combined.
Proof for concession tickets is mandatory upon entrance. Otherwise, entrance to the event will not be allowed.
At the National Theatre of Greece we know that times are hard. That’s why we are organising coaches to and from the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus at a cost of €12.50.
Book in good time to watch Bost’s Medea, directed by Giannis Kalavrianos (8 & 9 July) and/or Sophocles’ Ajax, directed by Argyris Xafis (29 & 30 July).
There will be theatre experts on the coaches who will present and explain the plays.
The offer expires 48 hours before the day of the performance.
Coach tickets can be purchased at www.ticketservices.gr,https://www.ticketservices.gr/event/metavasi-stin-epidavro-apo-to-ethniko-theatro/
For information about the departure of the coaches, meeting points, etc, please call 210.7001468 (Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.).
How to get to the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus by coach
- Gather at the entrance to the Rex Theatre (48 Panepistimiou St.) at 16:00, where National Theatre of Greece staff will be waiting, along with theatre guides who will present and explain the plays on the trip.
- You will not be asked to board the coaches by name but by showing your ticket for the journey. The coaches will arrive in stages and you will queue to board them.
- After boarding, your ticket for the journey will be marked with the number of the coach on which you are travelling. You must retain your ticket and use the same coach for your return. Coaches will depart Epidaurus 30 minutes after the end of the performance.
- The coaches will depart from the Rex Theatre (48 Panepistimiou St.) at 16:15.
The performances at the Epidaurus Ancient Theatre are presented with surtitles in English and Greek. There will be also performances with surtitles in English on selected dates.
Nikos A. PanagiotopoulosTranslation
Argyris XafisDirector, adaptation
Aspasia-Maria AlexiouAdaptation, production dramaturg
Maria SavvidouAssistant director
Apostolos KitsosVocal coaching
Maya KyriaziDirecting assistant
Sofia TheodorakiSet design assistant
Ifigenia DaoudakiAssistant costume designer