Critically Acclaimed Greek Theatre Production Clytemnestra's Tears to Appear in NYC
May-June 2007

Greek theatre production
Clytemnestra’s Tears will be presented in New York this coming May under the auspices of Hellenic Culture Organization and the sponsorship of the Onassis Foundation. The production, which was originally presented in Athens and subsidized by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, played to full houses for a month and received critical acclaim.

"Clytemnestra's Tears" is staged as a one-woman lamentation, based on a modern, yet universal view on the primal myth of the House of Atreus and the archetypical female character of Clytemnestra. It makes use of several elements of ritualistic theatre and creates a deeply visceral and highly visual spectacle that transcends linguistic barriers.

This dramatic monologue (text-direction: Avra Sidiropoulou) will be part of the official repertory of the historical theatre La MaMa E.T.C. in New York City from May 17th to June 3rd, 2007, and will feature award-winning actress Themis Bazaka. There will be 15 performances in New York produced by Persona Theatre Company.

Persona Theater Company is an Athens-based arts company made up of international artists working in the theater, dance and the visual arts. The company was founded by stage director Avra Sidiropoulou and its members have presented their work in Europe and the U.S. in close collaboration. Our company was created with a view to establishing a bridge of communication between East and West, simultaneously promoting modern Greek writing abroad and making possible collaboration among artists from all over the world.

New York City Performance Schedule

First Floor Theatre
May 17 - June 3, 2007
Thursday - Saturday 8:00pm
Sunday 2:30pm & 8:00pm

Written & Directed by Avra Sidiropoulou
Costume Design: Ioanna Tsami
Musical Composition: Vanias Apergis
Lighting Design: Maria Cristina Fust?
Choreography: Margarita Mandaka
Assistant Director: Elissaios Vlahos

(Posting date 03 April 2007

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