The 57th season of the INDA Foundation at the Greek Theatre will open with the staging of two tragedies, ‘Agamemnon’ by Aeschylus (458 BC) and ‘Oedipus Rex’ by Sophocles (415 BC), which mark the origin of the history of theatre and of human consciousness. Agamemnon, the veteran who finds nothing in his home that he had left behind and expected, the arrogant king with a marked destiny. Oedipus conducts his search for truth without any limits, giving rise to the longest
longest recognition in the history of theatre. Both are caught by the unexpected in the most tragic of ways. And in a different form, the unexpected also dominates the third tragedy scheduled for 2022, ‘Iphigenia in Tauride’ by Euripides, which takes place in unusual places, such as today’s Crimea, incredible twists and turns, escape by sea and a happy ending.
With this work, the mechanisms of deception and mockery, destined, with Menander and Plautus, to give life to modern comedy, break into tragedy. The staging of the complete trilogy of the ‘Orestea’, i.e. the chain of vendettas of ‘Agamemnon’, ‘Coephoras’ and ‘Eumenides’, and the story of a man, a lineage and a political cycle beyond history, will close the season.