09 September, 2003
The Washington based Shakespeare Theater will hold two performances of the ''Oedipus Cycle'' on Wednesday and Thursday in Athens' Herod Atticus ancient theater.
The direction of the three plays, set in Africa and performed by Afro-American actors, is Michael Kahn and the proceeds will go to the construction of the American-Greek Center of Arts located in Halandri Attica, which will open at the end of 2004.
The Shakespeare Theater performed the famous ancient trilogy of Sophocles two years ago in the United States and Kahn's next goal is to undertake the ''Orestias''.
The performances are taking place under the auspices of the U.S. embassy in Athens.
Source: Athens News Agency