A wardrobe for ancient dramas

The Vassiliko (Royal) Theater of Thessaloniki is playing host to a large exhibition of theater costumes from performances staged by the National Theater of Northern Greece at the Festival of Ancient Drama at Epidaurus. The show, titled «Great Costume Designers,» includes outfits worn in Andreas Voutsinas’s «Medea» and Giorgos Remoundos’s «The Clouds,» as well as «Trachiniae,» «Hecuba,» «Heracles,» «The Birds,» «Antigone,» «The Wasps» and «Plutus,» among others. Some of the displays at the Thessaloniki exhibition had been put on show at the Epidaurus Festival Museum this past summer in a tribute to the National Theater of Northern Greece’s 30th anniversary. The Thessaloniki show, however, is more extensive and also features the work of visual artists who have dedicated a good part of their lives to the theater. Headliners include Apostolos Vettas, Damianos Zarifis, Giorgos Ziakas, Evangelia Kirkine, Titi Kyriakidou, Antonis Kyriakoulis, Ioanna Manoledaki, Ioanna Papantoniou, Giorgos Patsas, Dionysis Fotopoulos and Yiannis Metsikoff, who is also the exhibition’s curator. The show further includes masks and hats from director Sotiris Hadzakis’s production of Aristophanes’ «The Frogs» and from «Thesmophoriazusae,» by the same dramatist, directed by Koula Antoniadi. There are also screenings of extracts from the performances from which the displays are taken. Vassiliko Theater, White Tower Square, Thessaloniki, tel 2310.288.000. Admission to the exhibition is free of charge.