Which performances of the National Theater are being downloaded and which…

Which performances of the National Theater are being downloaded and which…
Which performances of the National Theater are being downloaded and which…

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Three plays are completing their run and three more are set to premiere as we enter the second half of the 2022-23 winter season.

Last shows

On Sunday, February 5, they are completed “City Lights” by Charlie Chaplin in the “Marika Kotopoulis” Stage of the Rex Theatre. The performance co-written by Amalia Bennett (direction, choreography, arrangement), Nikita Milivojevic (arrangement), Thodoris Oikonomou (arrangement, music) and Stavros Stavrou (lyrics) is a silent musical that takes place in a exemplary production of extraordinary beauty and stage magicproposing a completely different viewing and reception experience than musical performances that dynamize the senses, as we read in the review of “a”. In the 1931 silent romantic comedy, the unemployed Charlo falls in love with a blind flower seller who thinks he is rich. Starring Prokopis Agathokleous, Alexandra Aidini, Stella Antipa, Savvina Giannatou, Hector Lygizos, Yvonne Maltezou, Mario Banousi, Costas Berikopoulosetc.

On Sunday, February 12, the “Broken Pitcher” by Heinrich von Kleist directed by Akyllas Karazisis and Nikos Hatzopouloswho delivered a performance of her spartan police comedy where the action escapes the stage and is transported to unexpected areas of the theater, circling and involving the audience, trying to relate to the audience in an unexpected way. The story of the play revolves around Adam, a judge who is called upon to find out who broke a historical pitcher in Eve’s bedroom, while he himself is the main suspect. Starring Nikos Hatzopoulos, Kitty Paitazoglou, Akyllas Karazisis, Martha Frindzilas, Thanos Tokakisetc.

On the same day, he brings down the curtain and “Other” by Penis Phylaktakis directed by Sofia Pashou in the “Nikos Kourkoulos” Stage. The new scathing comedy that takes aim at family and society is a game of survival and fighting. With the wedding dress muddy, the groom’s suit wet and their secular wedding plans literally buried in the snow, a young candidate for parliament and his future wife find themselves stranded in a remote chapel with their parents, a priest and a mysterious “other” “. Starring Pantelis Dentakis, Dimitris Drosos, Giorgos Zygouris, Katerina Patsiani, Evdokia Roumeliotis and Kostas Filippoglou.

The Other


“The Other”

The next premieres of the National Theater

Nikos Karathanos directs “A night in Epidaurus” at Rex’s “Marika Kotopoulis” stage, based on his own texts, Lena Kitsopoulos and Yiannis Asteris. The work pays tribute to the carefree and scorching summers of our life in Epidaurus. A crazy comedy about the true tragedy that happens not in the theater but in life. The Christos Loulis, Haris Alexiou, Zeta Makripoulia, Emily Koliandri, Thanasis Alevras, Galini Hatzipashali, Elli Paspala, Yiannis Kotsifas, Ioanna Mavrea, Panos Papadopoulosetc., take on the roles of great artists who, after the end of a performance, indulge in a well-known local tavern in a binge that ends in carnage!
Premiere: March 1

On the “Nikos Kourkoulos” Stage, the artistic director of the National Theater, Yiannis Moschos, directs his first show in this position, the unknown in Greece, gem of the American Tony Kushner’s dramaturgy “A house as bright as day”.which through 25 scenes traces the rise and establishment of Nazism from New Year’s Day 1932 to July 1933 and exposes a panorama of faces and attitudes to life in an age of fear. Anatoli Athanasiadou, Agoritsa Oikonomou, Panagiotis Panagopoulos, Themis Panou, Demosthenes Papadopoulos, Thanasis Raftopoulos, Sofia Seirli, Ypsipyli Sofia, Maria Tsima are playing.
Premiere: March 1

Dimitris Karantzas returns to the Central Stage of the first stage of the country with “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare. The famous love story that pits the two most powerful families of Verona against each other is filtered by the director from a specific perspective that sees Romeo as a younger brother of Hamlet who feels the imperative to change the world. We will see them on stage Iro Bezou, Konstantinos Avarikiotis, Reni Pittakis, Anna Kalaitzidou, Yannis Klinis, Hector Liatsos, Ari Bali, Yannis Dalianis, Haris Charalambousetc.
Premiere: March 4

The broken pitcher

Cop comedy that inverts the myth of Oedipus and original sin, satirizing social conventions in a show in which the action moves to unexpected theater spaces.

City lights

Charlie Chaplin’s top film and one of the best of all time becomes a grand musical spectacle for the whole family starring Charlo and set in the interwar period.

The Other

A sarcastic pandemonium of upheavals about the pathologies of Greek society, the distortions of the modern Greek family and the fear of the different.

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