Work of | Eschilo
Scenic adaptation in Sicilian and modern Greek | Moni Ovadia, Mario Incudine, Pippo Kaballà
Translation | Guido Paduano
Direction | Moni Ovadia
Scene | Gianni Carluccio
Costumes | Elisa Savi
Music | Mario Incudine
Choreographic movements | Dario La Ferla


“The Supplices of Aeschylus were part of a trilogy consisting of Supplici, Children of Egypt and Danaidi, followed by a satyr drama Amirnon. It was first performed at the Theater of Dionysus in Athens, probably in 463 BC”

Danaus and Egypt, sons of Belo, king of Egypt, come into conflict. The first is the father of fifty daughters and the second of fifty males who want to take the daughters of Danaus as wives. Both Danaus and his daughters refuse marriage and flee on a ship that takes them to Argos, home of their ancestor Io. The Pelasgians who occupy the Argolis agree to give asylum to the fugitives and reject an attempt by the Egyptians, who have arrived in turn, to take over their cousins.

In the following tragedies that completed the trilogy, and of which very few fragments have survived, Danao was forced to give in and the wedding was celebrated; but on the same night each of Danaus’s daughters, by order of their father, slaughters her own husband. Only one of the Danaids, Hypermestra, spares her husband, Linceo. The dynasty of the kings of Argos descended from the union between Hypermestra and Linceo and from that day the Pelasgians became the Danai.


Storyteller | Mario Incudine
Danaus | Angelo Tosto
First Corifea | Donatella Finocchiaro
Corifee | Rita Abela, Sara Aprile, Giada Lorusso,
Elena Polic Greco, Alessandra Salamida
Pelasgo | Moni Ovadia
Herald of the Egyptians | Marco Guerzoni
Egyptian voice | Faisal Taher
Musicians | Antonio Vasta (accordion-bagpipe), Antonio Putzu (winds), Manfredi Tumminello (guitar-bouzouki), Giorgio Rizzo (percussion)