The Nikos Kourkoulos Stage gets the new season underway with Wake up, Vassilis, the timeless and incisive satire by the great Greek playwright Dimitris Psathas that proved such a hit last year. Director Aris Biniaris finds a characteristically inventive way of bringing the atmosphere of the sixties to the stage with his distinctive theatrical approach. With a contemporary eye, he decodes the distinctive register of a writer who talks about serious issues while delivering laughs with a punch to the stomach, and shows how the play is relevant to today.
In the offices of Farlakos Publishing, the politically conservative Vassilis clashes with Manos, a progressive, over working conditions but also the content of the books they publish. The flashpoint for their intellectual dispute is the poet Fanfaras and his stridently conservative works. However, it is not long before fortune causes the political convictions of the two partners to change amidst the most trying of circumstances. But which of them will manage to adapt to the morality and spirit of the new era?