Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov


From 19.12.2009 to 28.03.2010

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.

Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece, a deeply poetic, touching and humane work in which life is balanced between drama and comedy, is being staged for only the second time on the GNT’s Main Stage, following the historic 1953 production directed by Carolos Koun. The Artistic Director of the National Theatre of Greece, Yannis Houvardas, makes his debut in the restored space, at the head of a superb production team and directing an exceptional cast.

The Main Stage will feature productions in a rotating repertory in a single time period.
For detailed information on dates and times of performances contact the box office or visit the GNT website once the booking period has begun.



Agiou Konstantinou 22-24, 10437,Athens, phones: +302105288100

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