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    16/08/2012


    Winter Season 2012 - 2013: Repertory

    Main Stage

    Odyssey
    by Robert Wilson
    After Homer

    In co-production with the Piccolo Teatro di Milano

    Robert Wilson inspired by the Homeric epos creates a brand new performance on Odysseus and his journey back home with an important ensemble of Greek actors.

    Concept, Direction, Set Design and Lighting Concept: Robert Wilson
    First performance: 26/10/2012


    Mourning Becomes Electra
    , by Eugene O'Neill

    The myth of Oresteia transposed to the American Civil War and describes the death of family, the basic pillar of society.

    Direction: Yannis Houvardas
    First performance: 21/2/ 2013


    Rex Theatre Kotopouli Stage

    Midsummer nights dream, by William Shakespeare

    A night full of surprises, poetry and humour where mythical and comic elements weave a charming web.  

    Direction: Michail Marmarinos
    First performance: 28/11/ 2012


    Red Lanterns, by Alekos Galanos

    A contemporary version of a play that became a huge success in the cinema in the 60s in Greece and was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

    Direction Choreography: Konstantinos Rigos
    Fist performance: 17/1 2013


    Golfo, by Spyridon Peresiadis

    A tragic romance in an idealized picture of the Greek countryside of 1893.

    Direction: Nikos Karathanos
    First performance: 2/3/ 2013

    New Stage Nikos Kourkoulos


    Orpheus Descending, by Tennessee Williams

    In the decaying American South, the heroes of an ancient Greek myth sink into despair, loneliness and the seductive melodies of Orpheus dark harp.

    Direction: Barbara Weber
    First performance: 17/10/ 2012


    , by Vassilis Vassilikos

    A legendary novel about a political murder in the Greece of 1963, adapted for the stage for the first time in the National Theatre.

    Direction: Efi Theodorou
    First performance: 20/12/ 2012

    Vitrioli, by Yannis Mavritsakis

    A brand new play about the corrosive power of life, destruction and rebirth.

    Direction: Olivier Py
    First performance: 15/3/ 2013


    On Stage (Kotopouli Stage)

    Foreigner
    Invisible Olga, by Yannis Tsiros
    Austras or Couch Grass by Lena Kitsopoulou

    The successful show will be repeated for another year.

    Direction: Yorgos Paloumpis / Yannis Kalavrianos
    First performance: 7/11/ 2012


    Spectators, by Marios Pontikas

    An important political play of the Greek modern theatre canon.

    Direction: Katerina Evangelatos
    First performance: 20/3/ 2013

    Drama School - Theatre

    Penthesilea by Heinrich von Kleist

    A performance with the students of the third year of Nationals Theatre Drama School.

    Direction: Akyllas Karazisis
    First performance: 29/3 2013

    Childrens Theatre Katina Paxinou Stage

    Petros War, by Alki Zei

    One of the most important contemporary Greek pieces of literature for children that has been translated in several foreign languages at the National Theatre for the first time.

    Direction: Takis Tzamargias
    First performance: 4/10/ 2012


    Another Dimension

    Another dimension will continue in 2013 2013 with alternative activities. Readings, Visual Arts Exhibitions and Discussions as well as presentations of older pieces of Greek literature continue.