The characters of Cloudburst visit the gay Greece of the period following the restoration of democracy and convey the desires, thoughts and anxieties of LGBTQI people of that period, as they expressed them themselves through letters to the revolutionary magazine Amfi, the first public forum in Greece devoted to the queer experience.
Personal testimonies from the past are mixed with the corresponding experiences of the individuals on stage, becoming the material of confessions and disclosures, while unapologetically demanding the right to visibility. Here, space can be given to the stories of people who have immeasurable love within them, but in all kinds of ways are sealed in to loneliness. The testimonies of those who suffer from the dismissive behaviour of parents and relatives, from bullying and all kinds of violence.
Stories of outrageous coming-out experiences; of moments of longing, fun and stolen pleasure; of the gay culture fermented in the cinemas around Omonia Square; and of the deep feeling of relief because “there are other people like me out there”. Stories of an entire generation wiped out by the HIV/AIDS epidemic and societal and state indifference.
Following Plague and Earthquake, director and actor Vasilis Vilaras delivers the final part of a trilogy that celebrates life and identity outside the heteronormative and the patriarchy, recognising the dangers that this non-conformity involves even today.
General Admission| €13
SPECIAL PRICES (For all theatres)
Student/youth (up to 28 years of age)
€10 (not including premium seats)
Wednesday| €10 (not including premium seats)
Thursday – Sunday| €13 (not including premium seats)
every day (not including premium seats) €5
(every day) €5| disabled companion €5
every day |(not including premium seats) €10
Entrance for drama school students, members of Greek Actors Union, and Theatre Studies Students is free (does not apply at weekends).
On bank Holidays, weekend prices apply.
Restricted view seats €10
EXPERIMENTAL STAGE - EMERGING ARTISTS | Actions 8€
Early Bird | 10€
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Experimental Stage-Emerging Artists - REX THEATRE- STAGE "KATINA PAXINOU"
Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday| 21:00
The production is not recommended for under-18s.
The production features portraits by the artist Thanasis Megkos.
Calendar & Tickets
Vasilis VilarasConcept/writing & adaptation/direction
Lemonia GianniriArchival research, associate dramaturg
Demos KlimenofSet design
Chrysanthos ChristodoulouCostume design
Vasia AttarianLighting design
Thalia GrivaArtistic associate
Sia ReppaDirecting assistant