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Onassis Cultural Centre - Athens

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Lena Kitsopoulou
Antigone – Lonely Planet

Theatre

Lena Kitsopoulou
Antigone – Lonely Planet

Dates:

14.12.2017 –
07.01.2018

Price:

€5,00 –
€15

Performances Schedule:

Day

Time

Venue

Monday – Friday*
21:00
Upper Stage
Saturday*
21:00
Upper Stage
Sunday*
21:00
Upper Stage

Ticket Prices:

 

Full
€7, €15
Groups 10+
€11
Concessions
€5 – €12

Story

Sophocles’ Antigone staged as a comedy. Can it be done?

If we were to close our eyes and imagine someone turning ancient tragedy on its head like that, that person would be Lena Kitsopoulou, the larger-than-life anti-persona of the Greek stage.

Inviting a group of people on stage who call to mind the ancient Chorus, the author and director sets out to graft moments of a satirical and desperate “here and now” onto the Sophoclean myth.

Convinced of the relevance of ancient drama, given that “Whatever aspect of our contemporary reality someone chooses to analyze, they will inevitably come face to face with ancient tragedies”, Lena Kitsopoulou identifies in her heroes Antigones, Creons and Aimons who share fears and anxieties with us, ensconced here in our unbearably lonely world.

In a production which is of a piece with her work to date, Lena Kitsopoulou remains drawn to the motifs of human madness and loneliness; as she sees it, “We have nothing else: everything else is just lies”.

In Kitsopoulou’s world, though, comedy nestles beneath the existential angst, and vice versa. Driven by a need to poke fun at herself and to view reality through a distorting prism, she seeks “a trace of truth” in comedy. “I don’t force the comedy”, she says. “It’s a form of despair and a way of not feeling guilty about my baser side.”

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Cast

Sets & Costumes

Elli Papageorgakopoulou

Lighting

Nikos Vlassopoulos

Video

Aggelos Papadopoulos

Sound Design

Kostas Bokos

Assistant to the Director

Marilena Moschou

Costume & Set Design Assistants

Dimitris Aggelis, Tzina Iliopoulou, Myrto Lambrou

Production Assistant

Tzela Christopoulou

Actors

Petros Georgopalis, Nikoleta Grimeki, Lena Kitsopoulou, Sofia Kokkali, Myrto Kontoni, Andreas Kontopoulos, Vassilis Safos, Yannis Tsortekis

Surtitles translation

Memi Katsoni

Production Management

Polyplanity productions / Yolanda Markopoulou and Vicky Strataki

Production

Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens

Contributors for the video which is projected during the performance

Script-Direction

Lena Kitsopoulou

Operator

Angelos Papadopoulos

Sound Engineering

Filippos Manesis

With

Petros Georgopalis, Nikoleta Grimeki, Lena Kitsopoulou, Sofia Kokkali, Myrto Kontoni, Andreas Kontopoulos, Eirini Kotsifa, Giannis Kotsifas, Marilena Moschou, Aggelos Papadimitriou, Vassilis Safos, Stavros Tsitsopoulos, Yannis Tsortekis

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Parallel Events

After performance talk with Lena Kitsopoulou

20.12.2017
After performance

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