Simos Kakalas- AJAX by Sophocles

Athens Epidaurus Festival

A defeated antihero plays backgammon. Sophocles’ Ajax, an iconic personification of the frustrated male, is re-imagined in an outdoors snack bar, the decadent reflection of a country stuck in the past, while everything else around it has collapsed. A stellar cast of performers jointly compose a chorus about a transforming world and its ever-changing values. A play dedicated to the prototypical outsider, the socially isolated Ajax, who is doomed to extinction and faced with madness.

Translated by Nikos Panagiotopoulos

Directed by Simos Kakalas

Set design Giannis Katranitsas

Costume design Claire Bracewell

Masks Martha Foka

Lighting design Panagiotis Lampis

Chorus coaching Konstantinos Ntellas

Sound Coti K.

Assistant to the director Wichi

Cast (in alphabetical order) Eleni Boukli, Simos Kakalas, Kimonas Kouris, Konstantinos Moraitis, Giorgos Papageorgiou, Michalis Syriopoulos

Executive producers POLYPLANITY Productions / Yolanda Markopoulou & Vicky Strataki

Production assistant Nikos Charalampidis