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