This season marks our 20th year as a presence in the theatrical world of Greece and is deeply meaningful to all of us at Poreia Theatre. During those twenty years, we’ve been able to realize many of our visions and goals, chief amongst which was to establish our repertoire. In that spirit, we are renewing three of our recent performances and introducing two new ones.
We’re also extremely proud to be realizing a dream we’ve had for years: the creation of a school of playwriting we’re calling Ignition. We are responding to a hunger in the theatre world for renewal in the art of writing plays. Two experienced and beloved theatrical writers: Thanasis Triaridis and Vangelis Hadziyanidis, will be spearheading this effort.
Here’s where we’re at:Marina Karagatsi’s The Happy One will end its highly successful 3 year run with 13 final performances, starting September 20th. Following his recent inclusion in theater festivals both in Greece & abroad, Ari Biniaris’ Hill 731, a daring look at the horrors of war, will have 10 more performances, commencing November 4th. M. Karagatsis’ Junkermann, which was sold out last year, will continue for a second season,opening October 9th, with very interesting replacements in key roles!
And our new productions: Common Glory, by Stratis Paschalis, directed by Dimitri Tarlow, is based upon Andreas Embirikos’s poem On Fillellinon Street, and enriched with excerpts from the poetry by our greatest Greek poets over the ages, from Sappho all the way up to folk poetry; from Cavafy to Elytis and Kavvadias. It’s an extraordinary opportunity to experience the poetry so absent from our everyday lives, and to feature a superb ensemble of young up-and-coming actors.
The baton will then be passed to Maria Magkanari, a very interesting, emerging new director who will be directing one of the least produced, most seductive plays by Tennessee Williams: The Night of the Iguana, with a wonderful cast of actors. In this play, Williams departs form realistic depictions and explores the psychic landscape of the actors using symbolism and metaphysics.
Of course we’ll also be continuing and enriching our parallel events: discussions; open rehearsals; philosophical brunches; musical performances, and more!
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Have a great theatrical winter!
Poreia Theatre Artistic Director
M. KaragatsiJunkermannfrom 9/10/19Learn more & buy tickets online"Junkermann" review by Grigoris IoannidisEvery Thursday with English subtitles
Marina KaragatsiThe happy oneFor only 13 performances, from 20/09/2019 to 6/10/2019Learn more & buy tickets online
Ari BiniariHill 731For only 10 performances, from 4/11/19 to 3/12/19Learn more & buy tickets online
Common GloryOn Fillellinon StreetFrom 27/1/2020Learn more & buy tickets online
Tennessee WilliamsThe Night of the IguanaFrom 22/4/2020Learn more & buy tickets online
Korina KokkaliHeliotopia16, 17, 23 & 30/12/19Learn more & buy tickets online
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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