“A Classic Greek Tragedy by Euripides by the award-winning Leonidas-Eftychia Loizides Theatre Group. Directed by Eftychia Loizides, adapted by Louis Markos. Sponsored by Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum, Classic Greek Theatre of Oregon, and the Portland Art Museum.
Tickets at Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum.
Join us for a evening of Greek culture at the Portland Art Museum
The Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum of Oregon and SW Washington (HACCM) in collaboration with the Classic Greek Theatre of Oregon (CGTO) is proud to bring the award-winning Leonidas-Eftychia Loizides Theatre Group back to Portland for only three performances of the Off-Broadway production of Euripides’ Greek Tragedy HELEN OF TROY.
What is exciting and unique this time is that the Friday, September 28th evening performance will take place at the Portland Art Museum (PAM). The hors d’oeuvres and wine reception immediately following the performance will give the audience an opportunity to meet with the director, producer and actors.
Tickets for the performance only are $30.00 per person ($25.00 students & seniors 55+). Tickets for the performance and the reception are $75.00 per person ($65.00 students & seniors 55+). Advance Tickets Sales: Tel. Portland 503-998-5902 — Vancouver 360-882-9996, online at www.hellenicamericancc.org.
In Euripides’ compelling alternative to the classic myth of Helen, set in Egypt 17 years after the famed Trojan War, we discover that all was not as it seemed at the onset of that great conflict. A heartbreaking story of the suffering, loss and longing caused by the ravages of war, and the resilient and transformative power of faith, truth and love. A production true to the Ancient Greek traditions filled with depth and visceral, raw human emotion.
The Leonidas-Eftychia Loizides Theatre Group (loizidis.com) has produced two years of successful runs at Off-Broadway theatres in New York. Aeschylus’s Oresteia (2010) and Euripides’ Iphigenia in Tauris (2011), both of which also toured the US, Canada and Europe. Following Helen of Troy’s Off-Broadway two week run, it will tour the US, first performing in Portland, OR, then moving up the coast to Seattle, then on to Canada and Europe.