• by Tudor Mușatescu
  • Directed by: Cristian Șofron
  • Set Design: Constantin Ciubotariu
  • Costumes: Ema Gavrilă
Premiera: 09 April 2016
Duration: 2h, one intermission

This performance is a collage of five plays by Aristophanes, some of which have been translated for the first time in Romania. The three plays composing the substance are "The Acharnians", "Lysistrata" and "Plutos", some monologues being extracted from "Peace" and "The Assembly of Women".

Aristophanes (446-386 BC), also known as the "father of comedy" or "prince of ancient comedy" was feared by his contemporaries for the ability to ridicule them. Many of his comedies were considered slander, and some have been avoided by theaters, until today, for their slightly indecent character.

“Eutopia. The Way to Happiness” is an interactive performance: on some occasions the spectators are invited to vote alongside the characters. Also, the many choral moments make Eutopia almost a musical show.

The director Yannis Margaritis talked about the performance that he staged: “Eutopia is the ideal place, the place of our imagination, of our dreams, maybe the place of a completely innocent past. We want to reach our Eutopia, but it is always a little bit further.

The environment of the play and the performance is a war, actually, a civil war. This fact in combination with the corruption of politicians in the state administration leads us to depression. Unfortunately, the ancient playwright Aristophanes is absolutely contemporary”.