In the frame of its institutional collaboration with the European Capital of Culture Pafos 2017, the Cyprus Theatre Organisation will launch its first collaboration with the National Theatre of Greece and the National Theatre of Northern Greece by presenting Antigone. The play is one of the finest works of the ancient Greek drama and it presents the conflict between the moral law and the law of the state, with the two protagonists unable to escape their tragic fate that has been decreed for them.

In Antigone, a deeply political text, the need of the free man to live in accordance with his personal value system clashes with the attempted dominance of an arbitrary and arrogant power. However, is it possible for one to represent the whole of society, and therefore claim universal legitimacy and acceptance of his authority? Antigone decides to bury her brother, convinced that the unwritten law of the heart is above human law.

The play is based on a translation by Dimitris Maronitis. Director is Stathis Livathinos.

Antigone shall take place on the 24th and the 25 September at the Ancient Odeon, Pafos, Cyprus.

Tickets cost between €8 and €17.

For more information call 77772717 or send an email on [email protected].