National Theatre of Northern Greece - Giannis Rigas

The Birds
by Aristophanes

Fed up with the political, social and financial corruption of the city, Pesthetaerus and Euelpides seek Tereus, formerly a human and currently transformed into a Hoopoe, in order to learn from him from the other high-flying and perhaps knowledgeable birds whether there is a peaceful place where they could settle. Together they intend to found a new republic, somewhere between heaven and earth, which will hold dominion over both humans and gods, and where birds will have their rightful place.

Aristophanes’ beloved, ageless comedy is presented in a National Theatre of Northern Greece production, directed by Giannis Rigas, translated by K. H. Myris and featuring an excellent cast. Taxiarchis Chanos and Christos Stergioglou portray the main characters, joined by a large cast of actors.

With Greek and English surtitles




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Duration 2 hours

Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus

  • 07/08 until 09/08/2020 at 21:00

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