“Electra” by Sofocles (Electra) — Directed by Peter Stein — National Theatre of Greece 2007

It was undoubtedly the great production of Epidaurus, the “Electra” of Sophocles, by Peter Stein, capable of attracting (as was done in the two sold out performances) an enlarged theatropublic audience. Electra itself was interpreted then by the-almost unknown – 26-year-old graduate of the National Theater Stefania Goulioti. “I wanted very young, almost inexperienced actors for key roles,” Stein said in a press conference. The process of rehearsals, with the actors staying for five weeks in Stein’s estate in Umbria in Italy, and working all together, contributed to the creation of a team spirit. Peter Stein entrusted such a difficult mission to Stefania , who was particularly honored . It was the most difficult role of her life until that moment, and after her performance in this role and plenty of praiseworthy critics, she was now the protagonist, followed by a number of other important roles in Epidavros and other theaters.

Translation: Minos Volanakis
Text editing: Petros Markaris
Stage text version: Peter Stein and the actors
Direction: Peter Stein
Set Design – Costumes: Dionyssis Fotopoulos
Lighting design: Japhy Weideman
Music composition and direction: Alessandro Nidi
Choreography: Lia Tsolaki
Music Coach: Melina Paionidou
Assistant director: Lia Tsolaki
Assistant set designer: Stella Rotsiou
Assistant costume designer: Katerina Papanikolaou
Music assistant: Samuel Marlieri
Production date: 2007

Cast:
Tutor: Yiannis Fertis
Orestes: Apostolis Totsikas
Pylades: Miltos Sotiriadis
Electra: Stefania Goulioti
Chrysothemis: Kora Karvouni
Clytemenestra: Karyofyllia Karabeti
Aegisthus: Lazaros Georgakopoulos

Chorus:
Margarita Amarantidi, Errika Bigiou, Katerina Daskalaki, Kika Georgiou, Ioanna Kanellopoulou, Zoi Karavassili, Irini Kirmizaki, Leda Maniatakou, Christina Maxouri, Marily Milia, Yota Militsi, Georgina Palaiothodorou, Maria Saltiri, Pinelopi Sergounioti, Mara Vlachaki