CULTURE

Drama meeting in Kiato

Theatrical performances, a symposium, numerous events and workshops are all part of the enlarged program of this year’s Second Meeting of Ancient Drama, organized jointly by the Municipality of Sikyona and the Theodoros Terzopoulos’s Attis Theater from August 24-27 in the coastal town of Kiato, near Corinth. Last year, when the event was still in its pilot phase, the theme was «Darkness is My Light» and this year it is «Descent.» Because of the success of the two-day ancient drama forum in 2005, Terzopoulos, who initiated the entire concept, decided to double the effort this year and make the meeting bigger, giving it a more international character. Highlights include an invitation, for the first time in Greece, to the internationally acclaimed Polish stage director Wlodzimierz Staniewski, who will present Lucius Apuleius’s «Metamorphosis» and Euripides’ «Electra.» A production titled «Descendants,» which is a composition of extracts from Aeschylus’ lost tragedies, will be staged by Attis and directed by Terzopoulos, while the last production on the program is Giorgos Karvountzis’s staging of Aristophanes’ comedy «The Frogs.» The symposium will begin with a tribute to the Lebanese poet, painter and writer Ethel Adnan, who will speak on «Orpheus’s Descent into Hades.» It also includes lectures from Greek and foreign academics.