This season's repertoire starts off at the end of September with the multi-award winning production The Great Chimera. The M. Karagatsis best seller, adapted by Stratis Paschalis and directed by Dimitri Tarlow, has been sold out since it was first produced for the Athens and Epidaurus Festival in July 2014 and seen by more than 60.000 people. Three Sisters, Chekhov's masterpiece, follows in October. Tarlow gives the story a twist by talking about the Greek depression and the desperate need for a better life in a production that has received enthusiastic reviews and has also been sold out since last February. Finally, in January, after many years, Yiannis Houvardas returns to comedy and vaudeville by directing Labiche's rarely staged play: Le Plus heureux des trois with a very strong cast, which includes Christos Loulis, Lena Papaligoura, Laertis Malkotsis, Aggelos Papadimitriou, Ioanna Kolliopoulou and Tarlow himself, as an actor this time.
ABOUT POREIA THEATRE
"Dolichos" Theatre Company was founded in June 1998 by director, actor and translator Dimitri Tarlow and has been based at Poreia Theatre since the year 2000. Offering an eclectic repertoire, the theatre has staged a wide variety of plays, new or previously unproduced in Greece, such as R. Kalinoski’s Beast on the Moon, or Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice, classical masterpieces such as Gogol’s Marriage, or Chekhov’s Three Sisters, modern American drama such as D. Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross, The Woods and Oleanna, or Sarah Kane’s Blasted. Additionally, Poreia at Victoria has staged plays based on Greek classical or contemporary novels, such as Longus’ Daphnis and Chloe and M. Karagatsis’ The Great Chimera, ancient Greek tragedy such as Euripides’ The Bacchae, monologues such as "Oblivion" by D. Dimitriadis and contemporary Greek plays such as The Blind Spot by the newcomer Yiannis Mavritsakis, and plays based on neuropsychological disorders such as The Man Who by Peter Brook.
Many important directors like O. Koršunovas, C. Grauzinis, R. Jett, Y. Houvardas, S. Livathinos, have worked at Poreia Theatre at Victoria.
‘Our goal is to always speak the vivid theatrical language of today's world.’
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