This summer, the Cyprus Theatre Organization (THOC), presents the play Hippolytus, an Ancient Greek tragedy by Euripides.
The play is based on the myth of Hippolytus, son of Theseus. It was first produced for the City Dionysia of Athens in 428 BC and won first prize as part of a trilogy.
The play is set in Troezen, a coastal town in the northeastern Peloponnese. Theseus, the king of Athens, is serving a year's voluntary exile after having murdered a local king and his sons. His illegitimate son Hippolytus, whose mother is the Amazon Hippolyta, has been trained here since childhood by the king of Troezen, Pittheus.