THE “Mythody” Theater Group features the great work of Mark Haddon “Who Killed the Dog at Midnight?” adapted for teenagers and the whole family.
The book of Mark Haddon immediately after its publication translated into many languages and has already conquered dozens of awards worldwide (GUARDIAN CHILDREN’S FICTION PRIZE, BOOKTRUST FICTION PRIZE WH SMITH 2004, WHITBREAD BOOK OF THE YEAR). Adapted for the theater by Simon Stevens, one of the most important writers of European drama and developed into one of the biggest successes of world theater in recent years.
The “Who Killed the Dog at Midnight?” constitutes the calendar which he keeps at the urging of his beloved teacher, o Christopher Boone, a fifteen-year-old boy on the autism spectrum.
Christopher knows a lot about math and physics and very little about people. “PHIdraws maps and blueprints, loves detective novels and the color red. He doesn’t like yellow and brown, he can’t stand being touched and he can’t lie.”
His story begins as a detective novel. One night he finds Wellington, his neighbor’s dog, dead and decides to solve the mystery. But this research, unexpectedly, will lead him to discovering a great truth about his long-lost mother.
Throughout this unexpected adventure, Christopher he is called upon to decode the incomprehensible world of the “adults” and to survive in it… Emotions and human relationships turn out to be more complicated than astrophysics, and this puzzle does not look like a mathematical operation.
His touching story brings us face to face with realism but also tenderness with issues that concern teenagers and those around them, such as search for identity, interpersonal relationships and above all the difficulty in communication…
Christopher’s story begins as a crime novel but ends up as one touching and deeply human encounter with another “universe” of thought and existence. A life lesson that challenges us to see the world through the eyes of a special teenager. As, more or less, everyone is.
Theatrical adaptation: Simon Stevens, Adaptation – Direction: Nikorestis Haniotakis, Scenery: Virtue Moustakas, Costumes: Elli Empedocles, Music: Giannis MathesMovement: Phaedra Diaoglu, Video: Patroklos Skafidas, Photos: Angeliki Kokkove, Director’s assistant: Penelope SkalkotouProduction Department: Anastasia Georgopoulou, Contact: Evangelia Scropola, Promotion Organization/Group Bookings: Evi Kouremenou / ArtCore, Production: Gerasimos Skafidas
They play: Maria Deletze, Thomas Thanos, Machi Makridou, Marios Mariolos, Fanis Milleounis, Stefanos Papatrechas, Penelope Skalkotou, Gerasimos Skafidas, Niki Skiadaresi.
From November at the “LAMBETI” Theater
Daily organized performances for schools at 10:30
Sundays at 14:30 (limited performances)
Group bookings, schools: 210.3806274 Evi Kouremenou
Box office phone number for individual tickets: 2106457086
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LAMPETI THEATRE: 106 Alexandras Avenue, Athens 114720