What the Old Man said

From the silence of the display case to performance

Benaki Museum of Greek Culture (1 Koumbari St)

From 28.02.2017 to 28.03.2017

The Benaki Museum is joining with the National Theatre in a pioneering initiative in which every Tuesday, from 8 November 2016 to 28 March 2017, the public will have the opportunity to take part in a completely different kind of museum tour.

The protagonists will be the exhibits in the museum, which will narrate aspects of their history in texts dramatised by actors.

A performance based on the memoirs of Theodoros Kolokotronis. “The History of the Greek Race from 1770 to 1836” sheds light on unknown aspects of the struggle for Greek independence, as related by the Old Man of Moria to Georgios Tertsetis.

To this day, the man depicted in the museum’s oil painting, Theodoros Kolokotronis (1770-1843), embodies the very essence of Greek heroism. The leadership qualities of the Old Man of Moria and the sense of security he gave his comrades in arms continue to make him the most symbolic figure in the struggle for Greek independence.

Directed by: Stratis Panourios
Costumes: Maira Vazeou

Music: Alexis Kotsopoulos

Performers: Asimina Anastasopoulou, Stathis Koikas, Elena Marsidou, Fotis Lazarou, Stratis Panourios

Music performed by Alexis Kotsopoulos

The museum’s exhibits will be presented by Tassos Sakellaropoulos, Curator of the Historical Archives.

Benaki Museum of Greek Culture (1 Koumbari St)

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