Trapped in Mykonos is the title of the new Australian stage production which is going to have its international premiere in Seymour Center Reginald Theater, Northern Melbourne, on April 4.
It is a modern play which is going to be performed by repertory Gravas Productions, and it is said to be a modern adaptation of Euripides Tragedy, Iphigenia in Aulis. The performance is directed by Antoinette Barboutis and many acclaimed Australian actors take part.
In this contemporary take on the classic tale, Agamemnon prepares to lead his troops against Troy in search of Lady Helen. Unable to set sail due to unfavorable winds, the fleet remains stuck on Mykonos. Agamemnon soon learns that this is no ordinary weather defect, but the will of the gods who are withholding his men because he has caused offense. Questions of priority emerge between kinship and kingship, as Agamemnon is forced to make a choice that will echo throughout the ages as he must decide whether to make the ultimate sacrifice.
This play asks the time honored question – “what makes a hero ?” – and examines the high price that must be paid to satisfy greed.