‘Achilles: How is a Legend Made?’ at the Rome Fringe Festival

Sandra Paternostro in "Achilles-How is a legend made?'

ROME- Independent English Theatre presents the world premiere of ‘Achilles: How is a Legend Made?’ on Monday 1st July, Wednesday 3rd July and Friday 5th July in English and Greek, at the Roma Fringe Festival.

‘Achilles – How is a Legend Made?’ is a compelling adaptation of the great myth presented as an English and Greek language theatrical reading / mise-en-space. It brings together some of literature’s finest international authors from Homer to Kavafis to recount Achilles’ epic tale of life, love and loss. The production combines many old traditions in oral story telling such as song, chant, music, epic poetry, rizitika, as well as traditional Greek lamentations. It integrates languages, cultures and emotions whilst exploring different artists’ views of the same story.

‘Achilles How is a Legend Made?’ is comprised of a group of experienced and talented international artists. Italian director Raffaele Furno’s shows have been performed in the US, Senegal, Morocco, Macedonia, and Germany, among others. Furno is also a published scholar with an expertise on performance theory and Italian experimental theatre. The renowned Greek actress Theodora Voutsa works with the National Theatre of Modern Greece and leads a successful career in television and films. She is the daughter of Greece’s most important and loved theatre actor Costas Voutsa. Sandra Paternostro is an accomplished multi-lingual actress who has most recently worked with Ridley Scott and can be seen in Julian Fellowes’ cinematic adaptation of Romeo and Juliet directed by Carlo Carlei.


Tickets and other important Info:


Roma Fringe Festival - Villa Mercede, via Tiburtina 113 (in San Lorenzo)


Monday 1st July @ 23.30

Wednesday 3rd July @ 22.00

Friday 5th July @ 20.30

To reserve tickets:

email tickets@independentenglishtheatre.com

or send a text to 349 6703331.

Tickets are 5 euros.