If there’s an ancient Greek tragedy megahit, then that’s Antigone. An exercise in moral dilemmas, it tells the story of Antigone, who buries her brother despite knowing she will be sentenced to death for acting against the king’s orders. Part of the Theban trilogy by Sophocles, Antigone has been bringing all the drama fans to the yard since 441 BC. With sold out performances at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus this summer, Antigone comes to the Odeon of Herodes Atticus. Lithuanian director Cezaris Graužinis gives a current twist to Sophocles’ tragedy, pondering on war and individual resistance.
Don’t rush home after the performance; make a date out of the evening, like locals do.