On Friday, October 7th, at 8 p.m., the Museum will host the play Agamemnon produced by Teorema Teatre, based on the texts of the Greek lyric poet Iannis Ritsos.
The work narrates the return of Iphigènia to her home after many years of absence. The young woman will go to see the abandoned rooms of her late parents, King Agamemnon and Queen Clytemnestra, where the great tragedy of the Atreans took place. Their presence still resound in the rooms: the words of the father and the powerful looks of the mother.
Ritsos recovers the tragic characters and, through a deep, poetic and committed personal vision, makes them even more universal. We have, on stage, a lesson in humanity where the flaws and virtues of the military are exposed, where we can grasp the validity of the abused concepts of sacrifice, victory, success and old age. Let yourself be carried away by the senses.
In this show you will find the following Ritsos texts, translated by Joan Casas: Agamèmnon (Ἀγαμέμνων, 1970), El retorn d’Iphigènia (Η παραστή της Ιφιγένειας, 1972), Epitaph (Ἐπιτάφιος, 1936). The fragment of Epitaph that you will hear has been translated by Casas expressly for this production.
Young people, retired and unemployed: €15
Link to buy tickets: https://www.entrapolis.com/entrades/agamnemnon/40371
Complementary free activity at Espai Betúlia on October 10th at 7pm. Conversation with the artistic team of Agamemnon, and the translator of the work from the Greek, Joan Casas.
Author: Iannis Ritsos
Direction and dramaturgy: Gerard Bidegain and Figuerola
Translator: Joan Casas Fuster
Performers: Zúbel Arana Bernal, Oriol Genís i Vilà and Cristina Martí Ninot
Scenic space and image: Rafa Haro Galera
Sound space: Zúbel Arana Bernal
Choreography: Cristina Martí Ninot
Lighting, costumes and characterization: Alba Paituví Garcia
Assistant director: Laia Gotsens
Linguistic advice: Rosa Victòria Grac
Executive production: Teorema Teatre
Video and photography: Arnau Artigas
Co-production of Teorema Teatre and the LOLA Festival
Acknowledgments: Ery Ritsou, Júlia Genís, Jordi Raventós, Ariadna Chillida, Carme Paltor, Marta Puig, Carles Reynés, Robert Jaumeandreu, Adesiara Editorial,, Castells i Planas de Cardedeu Workshop, Tramateatre, Sala Atrium de Barcelona, El Teatret d’Esparreguera and Windows bookstore.
Duration: 1 hour
With the support of the Cultural Initiative Support Office