• Tales from the Vienna woods

    by Ödön von Horváth

    PIREOS 260 – Η BUILDING

    The classical masterpiece of the 20th century is for the first time performed at the National Theatre, directed by Yannis Houvardas. The performance was performed last summer at the Athens International Festival with great success.

    23.10.2008 έως 07.12.2008 FINISHED

  • The Taming of the Shrew

    by William Shakespeare

    REX THEATRE- KOTOPOULI STAGE

    Shakespeare’s early comic masterpiece, translated and directed by Constantinos Arvanitakis, in a scenic approach where everything is possible and nothing is what it seems.

    05.11.2008 έως 25.01.2009 FINISHED

  • Wolfgang

    by Yannis Mavritsakis

    CONTEMPORARY THEATRE OF ATHENS – STAGE B

    What happens when a pathological dependency is called “love” but takes the form of violence? A man proves his absolute devotion by denying another's freedom. Feeling unable to communicate with the people who surround him, he projects the role of partner on to an innocent young girl. A shocking play, by Yannis Mavritsakis, based on the true case of Natasha Campus, the girl that was kept captive in a basement in Austria for 8 years and discovered in 2005.

    07.11.2008 έως 01.02.2009 FINISHED

  • Spring Awakening

    by Frank Wedekind

    CONTEMPORARY THEATRE OF ATHENS – STAGE Α

    One of the most controversial masterpieces, written in 1891 – a work so daring in its depiction of teenage self-discovery, that it was banned from the stage and not performed in its complete form for nearly 100 years. Directed by Nikos Mastorakis.

    15.11.2008 έως 08.02.2009 FINISHED

  • Karagiozis shadow-theatre performances

    YOUNG PEOPLE'S STAGEREX THEATRE - KATINA PAXINOU CHILDREN’S THEATRE

    Join Karagiozis on adventures full of fun, frolics, laughter and imagination!

    15.11.2008 έως 16.05.2009 FINISHED

  • Roberto Zucco

    by Bernard-Marie Koltès

    ZILLER BUILDING - STAGE "NIKOS KOURKOULOS"

    On the occasion of a real event that shocked France, Koltès composed the portrait of a young serial killer. Through a poetic approach he obliges us to confront the tough aspects of life. The direction is by our Deputy Director Effie Theodorou.

    12.12.2008 έως 01.02.2009 FINISHED

  • The good family

    by Joakim Pirinem

    ZILLER BUILDING - STAGE "NIKOS KOURKOULOS"

    Life is good for Lasse. He has a beautiful house, a well-paid job that he enjoys, two bright children and a perfect wife, and is in the best of health. Can anything spoil his idyllic world?

    23.12.2008 έως 08.02.2009 FINISHED

  • Break of Noon

    by Paul Claudel

    PIREOS 260 – Η BUILDING

    The play is directed by international acclaimed director Jossi Wieler, who has been invited especially for this production. Four of the most important actors of the Greek theatre are on stage.

    13.02.2009 έως 12.04.2009 FINISHED

  • The Diary of a Scoundrel

    by Alexander Ostrovsky

    REX THEATRE- KOTOPOULI STAGE

    The almost unknown satire of the Russian playwright is presented by NTG as a harsh critique on social aspirations, nouveau-riche madness and human stupidity.

    14.02.2009 έως 12.04.2009 FINISHED

  • Thirsty

    Wajdi Mouawad

    CONTEMPORARY THEATRE OF ATHENS – STAGE B

    If we could go back in time, how would we live our lives differently? Is it possible to rekindle the dreams of adolescence, its worries and preoccupations, its hopes and rebellion, all the things that nourish and sustain young people but get lost in the harsh transition to adulthood?

    20.02.2009 έως 15.03.2009 FINISHED

  • Dance of the solitary heart / Cannabis indica-patria graeca

    by Akyllas Karazisis

    CONTEMPORARY THEATRE OF ATHENS – STAGE Α

    A new play written and directed by Akyllas Karazissis. A different, lyrical and ironic approach to the subject of immigrants in search of life far from homeland and the search of identity in a strange world.

    21.02.2009 έως 12.04.2009 FINISHED

  • Faust

    by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    ZILLER BUILDING - STAGE "NIKOS KOURKOULOS"

    After 50 years Faust is coming back to the stage of NTG through a bold and promising project. The play “broken” into five parts and five young directors are collaborating in a fresh and innovative common direction.

    25.02.2009 έως 17.05.2009 FINISHED

  • Fortounatos

    by Markos Antonios Foskolos

    ZILLER BUILDING - STAGE "NIKOS KOURKOULOS"

    Maybe the best comedy of the three extant comedies of the Cretan Theatre (17th century). The direction by Martha Frintzila will try to explore the roots of greek dramaturgy and bring it to our day.

    11.03.2009 έως 17.05.2009 FINISHED

  • Titanic electro dance tragedy

    by Constantinos Rigos

    PIREOS 260 - D BUILDING

    Dance and Theatre. Material from the Titanic, live music, dance and narration are the components that the important Greek choreographer Constantinos Rigos is going to use in order to allure us to a surprising trip.

    20.03.2009 έως 17.05.2009 FINISHED

  • Μ.Α.Ι.R.Ο.U.L.Α.

    by Lena Kitsopoulou

    CONTEMPORARY THEATRE OF ATHENS – STAGE B

    A meeting of two special women, author and actress Lena Kitsopoulou and actress Maria Protopapa, through a monologue about femininity written especially for the NTG.

    27.03.2009 έως 17.05.2009 FINISHED

  • The Nightmare of Happiness

    by Justine del Corte

    REX THEATRE- KOTOPOULI STAGE

    NTG introduces to Greek audiences a very promising Austrian-Mexican playwright. Yannis Houvardas approaches in a detached, yet compassionate way one of the major human issues of all time: the pursuit of happiness.

    29.04.2009 έως 31.05.2009 FINISHED

  • Sabine X

    by Manolis Tsipos

    CONTEMPORARY THEATRE OF ATHENS – STAGE Α

    This play, written as an anti-opera, has won the first prize at the New Writers Competition, organized by National Theatre in 2008.

    06.05.2009 έως 31.05.2009 FINISHED

  • Hamletmachine

    by Heiner Muller

    REX THEATRE- KOTOPOULI STAGE

    Hamletmachine by Heiner Muler’s a Deutsches Theater production at the Greek National Theatre for one performance only on 5 June. As part of a wider artistic collaboration with Berlin’s renowned Deutches Theater (German language Theatre of the Year 2008), the Greek National Theatre will play host to a single performance of Heiner Muller’s Hamletmachine at the Kotopouli Stage in collaboration with the Hellenic Festival.

    05.06.2009FINISHED

  • Alice in Wonderland

    by Lewis Carroll

    Tour

    SUMMER TOURSUMMER TOUR

    Carroll’s masterpiece meets with the vivid imagination of the young playwright, director and author Vassilis Mavrogeorgiou. The result is a weird universe where every small spectator one is provoked to see himself as a broken in three parts until body, brain and heart are finally reunited into one happy whole.

    13.06.2009 έως 27.09.2009 FINISHED

  • Babylonia

    D. K. Vyzantios

    Tour

    Coproductions JOINT PRODUCTIONS

    The Greek National Theatre is demonstrating its practical support for quality regional theatre by staging (in collaboration with the State Regional Theatres of Thessaloniki, Serres and Komotini) D. K. Vyzantiou’s classic comedy “Babylonia”, which remains topical and touches on many important issues of today.

    29.06.2009 έως 15.09.2009 FINISHED

  • Alcestis

    by Euripides

    Tour

    SUMMER TOURSUMMER TOUR

    With Apollo’s assistance, Admetus, King of Pherae, has secured an unusual privilege: when his time comes to die, he will be spared, provided he can find someone to take his place in the Underworld. But who loves Admetus enough to give up their life for him?

    11.07.2009 έως 19.09.2009 FINISHED

  • The Persians

    by Aeschylus

    Tour

    SUMMER TOURSUMMER TOUR

    Susa is in a state of unrest. The Chorus expresses fears concerning the expedition against the Greeks. Queen Atossa relates an ominous dream, intensifying the suspense. A messenger arrives, announcing the crushing defeat of the Persians at Salamis. The Chorus invokes the help of the dead King Darius. At the end of the tragedy Xerxes himself appears, having survived the defeat for which he was responsible.

    31.07.2009 έως 20.09.2009 FINISHED

  • Tales from the bar of lost souls

    by Andrew Quick, Pete Brooks, Imitating the Dog

    Coproductions JOINT PRODUCTIONS

    In collaboration with the Cyprus Theatre Organisation and the British theatre group Imitating the Dog, the National Theatre of Greece presents Tales from the Bar of Lost Souls, an international co-production that combines modern technologies with narrative and physical techniques. The production is part of the British Council's Creative Collaboration Project, which aims to support the collaboration of artists from the countries of South East Europe and Great Britain.

    16.09.2009 έως 20.09.2009 FINISHED

  • Μ.Α.Ι.R.Ο.U.L.Α.

    by Lena Kitsopoulou

    CONTEMPORARY THEATRE OF ATHENS – STAGE B

    Sometimes they call you Maria, sometimes Mary; sometimes Maro and sometimes Maraki. Some see you as Maria from the grocery store and some as the mother of God or their heart's desire. Βut what are you really? Other people's diminutives? Other people's gazes? Or their conclusions about you? Even you view yourself as something α little better than what you are. Or at times, much worse. What are you really? Perhaps a leaky boat in an old harbour, with MAIROULA written on the side in faded letters, having your picture taken by all the tourists who want to say that they passed this way too?

    06.10.2009 έως 08.11.2009 FINISHED

  • Thirsty

    by Wajdi Mouawad

    CONTEMPORARY THEATRE OF ATHENS – STAGE Α

    If we could go back in time, how would we live our lives differently? Is it possible to rekindle the dreams of adolescence, its worries and preoccupations, its hopes and rebellion, all the things that nourish and sustain young people but get lost in the harsh transition to adulthood? In this play by Wajdi Mousawad, a Lebanese-born French-speaking writer, a forensic anthropologist is prompted by dramatic circumstances to revisit people and actions that have left a mark on his life. It is a mental journey that will prove redemptive.

    07.10.2009 έως 01.11.2009 FINISHED

  • Nowhere

    by Dimitris Papaioannou

    ZILLER BUILDING - MAIN STAGE

    Nowhere is a work about the physical space of the theatrical stage. Constantly changing and defined by the men and women that inhabit it, it can be countless different places while designed to be nowhere at all.

    13.10.2009 έως 06.12.2009 FINISHED

  • The magic pillows

    by Eugene Trivizas

    YOUNG PEOPLE'S STAGEREX THEATRE - KATINA PAXINOU CHILDREN’S THEATRE

    In the land of the greedy King Arpatilaos, Sundays are banned, along with birthday parties, children's playgrounds and even hiccups! Everyone works day and night to fill the king's vaults with diamonds. With his new invention, the Nightmare Pillows, the king’s fiendish adviser, Savrilios Vriselié, even plans to put an end to people's dreams so that they will work even harder, without moaning and complaining. He is thwarted, though, by a group of children, who, helped by their teacher, attempt to put an end to his terrible plot.

    16.10.2009 έως 28.05.2010 FINISHED

  • Zorba, the true story

    based on “Zorba the Greek” by Nikos Kazantzakis

    ZILLER BUILDING - STAGE "NIKOS KOURKOULOS"

    As if led by the ghost of Alexis Zorbas, nine people discover a fantastic place where anything is possible: different ideologies coexist in harmony, while dreams and desires become reality and the mystery of life is revealed. The production is the diary of a voyage into adventure.

    30.10.2009 έως 03.01.2010 FINISHED

  • Kostas Tachtsis' third wedding

    by Stamatis Fassoulis and Thanassis Niarchos

    REX THEATRE- KOTOPOULI STAGE

    In The third wedding, Greece is seen in the 1930s, during the German occupation and in the throes of civil war, through the lives of Nina and Ekavi. Their struggle for survival and for a better future is depicted with humour but also harshness, reflecting the reality in the Greece of that time, with all its contradictions, difficulties, charm and beauty. A multicoloured mosaic of human life is revealed, while in the incisive, daring, authentic writing of Kostas Tachtsis, no one is spared.

    13.11.2009 έως 28.03.2010 FINISHED

  • The soiree

    by Elias Kapetanakis

    CONTEMPORARY THEATRE OF ATHENS – STAGE B

    A soiree is a place where people come together. Were we creatures such as mosquitoes or ants, it would be something entirely natural, but as human beings, we find it a peculiar situation: neither a meeting, nor an assembly, nor a chance encounter. It involves no little dissembling, yet it also gives rise to true feelings, and Elias Kapetanakis examines both sides of the coin in this 19th century comedy.

    20.11.2009 έως 31.01.2010 FINISHED

  • Karagiozis shadow-theatre performances

    YOUNG PEOPLE'S STAGEREX THEATRE - KATINA PAXINOU CHILDREN’S THEATRE

    Athos Danellis and his group present a mixture of well-loved classics and enchanting new stories, taking young and old alike on a magical journey into the world of Karagiozis shadow-theatre.

    05.12.2009 έως 24.04.2010 FINISHED

  • GUNS! GUNS! GUNS!

    by Blitz

    CONTEMPORARY THEATRE OF ATHENS – STAGE Α

    The gunshots heard from time to time in big cities are like incidents in a new war that seems to have taken the place of a full-scale conflict that no longer exists. Since the world seems to be going down a hallucinatory road, we must adopt a hallucinatory point of view. GUNS! GUNS! GUNS! reveals the topography of this hallucination.

    09.12.2009 έως 31.01.2010 FINISHED

  • Uncle Vanya

    by Anton Chekhov

    ZILLER BUILDING - MAIN STAGE

    The retired professor Serebryakov and his young wife Yelena arrive at their remote estate in the Russian provinces, which is looked after by Sonya, the professor’s daughter from his first marriage – and her uncle Vanya. Their presence disrupts the lives of the people there, disturbing delicate balances and bringing lost dreams and unfulfilled desires to the surface. The lives of the main characters, who are powerless to prevent the world around them changing, are characterised by grinding routine and ennui, errors and excuses, sexual tension and an almost surrealistic conception of reality.

    19.12.2009 έως 28.03.2010 FINISHED

  • Marat/Sade

    by Peter Weiss

    ZILLER BUILDING - STAGE "NIKOS KOURKOULOS"

    Almost twenty years after the French Revolution, the Marquis de Sade, shut away in the Charenton Asylum, uses drama therapy to direct his fellow inmates in a play based on the murder of Jean-Paul Marat. Little by little, as the events that led to Marat’s murder unfold on the “stage”, the line between performance and reality blurs and the play becomes a biting and timely comment on the Revolution and the conflict between individual freedom and historical and social duty.

    15.01.2010 έως 28.03.2010 FINISHED

  • Don Juan

    by Moliere

    ZILLER BUILDING - MAIN STAGE

    Having abandoned yet another of his lovers, Don Juan continues to provoke the conservative establishment by challenging institutions and breaking social taboos. With irresistible charm and incisive, uncompromising intellect, he overcomes every obstacle, exposing his enemies and challenging conventional morality. In a show of supreme self-confidence, he even attempts to challenge God. Will he succeed in escaping unharmed from such an encounter?

    22.01.2010 έως 16.05.2010 FINISHED

  • Recycle

    by Horos Theatre Company

    CONTEMPORARY THEATRE OF ATHENS – STAGE Α

    Something that is presumably human speaks something that is presumably a language, narrating a tragic tale of ideals, honour, values and beliefs, in which blood is shed, land is occupied, civilisations rise and fall, planets war and stars collide. It is also, however, a tale in which tenderness, innocent children’s voices, and, above all, love can be discerned. Otherwise pleasant creatures form teams, groups, associations, congregations, parties, unions, clubs, assemblies, societies, nations, states, empires, multinational companies and galactic alliances, stripping their environment of its natural resources and their very existence of its intellectual grit.

    12.02.2010 έως 25.04.2010 FINISHED

  • Henry Edward Richard

    by Shakespeare's Henry VI parts 1, 2 and 3 and Richard III staged by Omada 1272

    CONTEMPORARY THEATRE OF ATHENS – STAGE B

    Three English kings in the period of civil strife known as the Wars of the Roses, a time of plots, lies and murder most foul, peopled by bellicose women, unprincipled leaders, incompetents and lechers. No promise is kept for long; no oath is sacred. Moral barriers and all the buttresses erected by society have been swept away by the thirst for power or in the race to grab a few acres of land. This abandonment of conscience is as common in today’s democracies as it was in the feudal society of medieval England.

    12.02.2010 έως 25.04.2010 FINISHED

  • The lady from the sea

    by Henrik Ibsen

    ZILLER BUILDING - MAIN STAGE

    Ellida, trapped in a loveless marriage to Dr Wangel, seems psychologically closed off from the world and is drawn irresistibly towards the sea. However, the appearance of a mysterious stranger from the past, to whom she is bound by a terrible secret, awakens unfulfilled passion and brings her desire for freedom into conflict with her social duty.

    19.02.2010 έως 16.05.2010 FINISHED

  • Leonce and Lena

    by Georg Buchner

    ZILLER BUILDING - STAGE "NIKOS KOURKOULOS"

    Prince Leonce is suffocating from ennui. “I am so young and the world is so old,” as he says. He cannot rid himself of his feelings of joylessness and emptiness, and so when his father, the king, insists that he marry a princess that he has never even seen, the prince organises his escape. With the help of his attendant, Valerio, he wanders far and wide until, in Italy, he meets and falls in love with a beautiful young woman. Marriage seems to be a foregone conclusion .

    18.04.2010 έως 30.05.2010 FINISHED

  • Titus Andronicus

    by William Shakespeare

    REX THEATRE- KOTOPOULI STAGE

    General Titus Andronicus returns to Rome in triumph after his successful campaign against the Goths. Among his spoils is the defeated Queen Tamora. When Titus decides to sacrifice one of her sons to avenge the death of his own children, an endless cycle of violence is set in motion. The thirst for vengeance and the perversion of power trigger the most extreme human instincts, without any respite. This is a play in which human cruelty knows no limits.

    18.04.2010 έως 30.05.2010 FINISHED

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