The National Theatre Of Greece returns to New York for the first time since 1976 with Elektra, opening at New York's City Center Sept. 25.
Lydia Koniordou, considered Greece's "greatest living stage actress," plays the title role in Sophocles' tragedy. (She's played Elektra twice before in tragedies by Aeschylus and Euripides.) Giorgios Himonas has written a new translation of the play, which world premiered on July 5 before coming to New York. English supertitles will be projected above the stage for the New York engagement.
Founded in 1900, The National Theatre Of Greece is dedicated to reviving and interpreting ancient Greek drama. Takis Farazis has composed special music for the production, which is directed by Koniordou. Nikos Kourkoulos serves as artistic director of the company.
For tickets and information on Elektra, which runs through Sept. 29 only, call (212)581-1212.
-- By David Lefkowitz