Exactly twenty years ago, with the invaluable support of friends – artists (many with whom we still work alongside) when I founded the ‘Dolichos’ Theatre Company, I could never have imagined that today I would have the extreme joy to direct one of the most successful theatre organisations in Athens.
Beyond the ‘Dolichos’ birthday, this year is an important year for us for another reason: I return as director of the second part of the trilogy by writer M. Karagatsis, ‘Acclimatisation under Phoebus’ in Junkermann, possibly Karagatsis' most important work, which also constitutes a very in-depth psychological analysis about our relationship with the ‘foreigner’.
Junkermann, a godsent aristocrat and vagabond, finds his land of dreams in Greece; however, before the Strindberg-style finale, having returned to his castle in Tampere in Finland, realises that he doesn’t belong anywhere and that for him the only place of rest is in the arms of his now dead mother.
The new collaboration with Marilita Lambropoulou directing A moon for the Misbegotten by the great American playwright Eugene O’Neill, along with Aris Biniari’s new creation, Hill 731, about the Greco-Italian war, are choices I firmly believe in and which stand alongside our main stage production.
In closing, it would be an oversight not to mention that I am very pleased that The Happy One by my mother Marina Karagatsi, opens our season on the 21st of September, as it is a performance which has been loved by many and which means a lot to me personally.
A great season to all of you!
Poreia Theatre Artistic Director
Junkermannfrom 28/11/18Learn more & buy tickets onlineEvery Thursday with English surtitles
The happy oneFor only 13 performances, from 21/09/2018 to 08/10/2018Learn more & buy tickets online
A moon for the Misbegottenfrom 8/10/2018Learn more & buy tickets online
Hill 731from 18/02/2019Learn 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.
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