DECEMBER 2018From 11.11.2018 to 24.02.2019
From 11.11.2018 to 24.02.2019
A play by Nobel laureate Luigi Pirandello is once again paired with music by Oscar-winning Manos Hadjidakis, this time given new impetus by director Dimitris Mavrikios and conductor Nikos Kypourgos. The multi-faceted director Dimitris Mavrikios, who has an in-depth knowledge of Pirandello’s works, brings the Sicilian dramatist to the Greek National Theatre.
A theatre company is attempting to adapt Pirandello’s own novella, Leonora, addio!, for the stage. The lack of a script creates ambiguity between the actors, who identify so much with their roles that they dispense with the director in order to live the lives of the characters that they are playing!
The power of the creation over the creator is a dynamic that is essential for art, and especially for Pirandello. The play, which is the third in his ‘theatre in the theatre’ trilogy, investigates his favourite theme of the confusion between the imagination and reality.
Pirandello is not only an extraordinary writer whose works continue to be performed with undiminished success all over the world; he is also a great European intellectual and profound political thinker.
Dimitris MavrikiosTranslation, adaptation, direction
Dimitris PolychroniadisSet design, Assistance in adaptation
Niki PsychogiouCostume design
Nikos KypourgosMusical arrangement, adaptation & orchestration
Stathis SkouropoulosSound design & orchestration
Valia PapachristouMovement, Choreography
Manolis DouniasAssociate director
Maria VardakaAssistant director, Assistance in adaptation
Chronis TzimosHair design, Wigs
Roula LianouMake-up design and application
Melina PeonidouMusic coach
Eva Oikonomou-VamvakaSecond assistant director
Marina KoniouAssistant set designer
Marios PanagiotouAssistant costume designer
Appearing in the filmed scenes
ZILLER BUILDING - MAIN STAGE
Events dates and times
Wednesdays 7pm, Thursday, Fridays and Saturday 8.30pm, Sunday 7pm
* From 18 November to 2 December 2018, the days and times of performances will be as follows: Wednesday 5.30pm, Thursday, Fridays and Saturday 9pm, Sunday 5.30pm (no performance on 18 November).
English surtitles: Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday
The images used in this season’s promotional material have been selected from the collection of the National Museum of Contemporary Art.
Panos Kokkinias, Nisyros, 2014-2015, Donated by the artist to the collection of the National Museum of Contemporary Art (detail). (more)