National Theatre of Greece Brings Antigone to City Center, Oct. 6-10

News   National Theatre of Greece Brings Antigone to City Center, Oct. 6-10 The National Theatre of Greece—the company that brought Oedipus to Rome and then New York City in 2000, and then returned to the Big Apple in 2002 with its rendering of Sophocles' Antigone—is back with its biannual offering to Manhattan.

The company will arrive at City Center Oct. 6 with a new production of Aristophanes' Lysistrata, the comic anti-war play in which the women of Greece withhold their sexual favors in order to get their husbands to lay down their arms. Lydia Koniordou will play the title role. Koniordou starred as Antigone two years ago and played Elektra in a 1996 New York production of the National Theatre. Other NTG plays to visit City Center include 1998's Medea.

Kostas Tsianos directs. Other cast members include Eleni Kastani and Vasso Iatropoulou.

Tickets are $35-$75. City Center is located in midtown at 131 55th Street. Call (212) 581-1212 for ticket information.

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