• Titus Andronicus

    by William Shakespeare

    REX THEATRE- STAGE "MARIKA KOTOPOULI"

    General Titus Andronicus returns to Rome in triumph after his successful campaign against the Goths. Among his spoils is the defeated Queen Tamora. When Titus decides to sacrifice one of her sons to avenge the death of his own children, an endless cycle of violence is set in motion. The thirst for vengeance and the perversion of power trigger the most extreme human instincts, without any respite. This is a play in which human cruelty knows no limits.

    18.04.2010 έως 30.05.2010 FINISHED

  • Phobia: a show

    by The Vasistas company

    CONTEMPORARY THEATRE OF ATHENS – STAGE B

    Phobia: from fear to spectacle. Fear as a means of control. Orchestrated and escalating panic. Loneliness in a virtual reality. This production is an attempt to recreate our own society in miniature, with absolute control being achieved through fear and spectacle.

    06.05.2010 έως 30.05.2010 FINISHED

  • The magic pillows

    by Eugene Trivizas

    Tour

    SUMMER TOUR

    In the land of the greedy King Arpatilaos, Sundays are banned, along with birthday parties, children's playgrounds and even hiccups! Everyone works day and night to fill the king's vaults with diamonds. With his new invention, the Nightmare Pillows, the king’s fiendish adviser, Savrilios Vriselie, even plans to put an end to people's dreams, so that they will work even harder, without moaning and complaining. He is thwarted, though, by a group of children, who, helped by their teacher, attempt to put an end to his terrible plot.

    01.07.2010 έως 26.09.2010 FINISHED

  • Lysistrata

    by Aristophanes

    Tour

    SUMMER TOUR

    Twenty years after the Peloponnesian War began, the situation in Athens has become so difficult that one woman, Lysistrata, decides to take matters into her own hands. Her plan is to force the men to negotiate through the denial of their conjugal rights. To this end, she organises a secret meeting of women from Athens and the other warring city states and convinces them to refuse all sexual contact with their husbands and lovers...

    16.07.2010 έως 08.09.2010 FINISHED

  • Orestes

    by Euripides

    Tour

    SUMMER TOUR

    After murdering his mother, Clytemnestra, Orestes languishes in bed, tormented by the Furies, with his sister Electra by his side. When their uncle Menelaus returns to Argos from Troy, accompanied by Helen, they hope that he will intervene and persuade the city to overturn the death sentence to which Orestes has been condemned. However, neither Menelaus nor Tyndareus (Clytemnestra’s father) wishes to help him....

    30.07.2010 έως 26.09.2010 FINISHED

  • Tale without a name

    by Penelope Delta

    REX THEATRE- STAGE "KATINA PAXINOU"

    The king of a faraway land has emptied his country's coffers in order to pursue his own pleasure and enjoyment. The suffering people gradually abandon the kingdom, until the king's son decides to take matters into his own hands. With the help of his younger sister, he embarks on a series of adventures which are beset with difficulties. In the end, his bravery and his unshakeable faith in his fellow man help him restore to the land everything that it has lost...

    12.10.2010 έως 03.06.2011 FINISHED

  • The Iliad

    by Homer

    ZILLER - HALL

    ANCIENT HERITAGE, NEW PERSPECTIVES A stage presentation of Homer's Iliad in a translation by Dimitris Maronitis. Every year, the “Ancient Heritage, New Perspectives” cycle of productions will present works in ancient Greek adapted for the stage. The cycle will begin this year with Homer's Iliad. To mark the completion of its translation by the great classical scholar Dimitris Maronitis, the National Theatre has invited some of Greece’s most important actresses to present the 24 rhapsodies of this great work in an original staged version. Each week, a new rhapsody will be performed by a different actress, each bringing Homer's epic to life in her own inimitable style...

    14.10.2010 έως 07.04.2011 FINISHED

  • The Illusion

    by Pierre Corneille

    ZILLER BUILDING - MAIN STAGE

    Worried about the long disappearance of her son, who she has driven away from home with her strictness, a mother goes to see a famous sorcerer. He reveals to her – and to the audience – the adventures that have put the young man’s life in danger and his ultimate dedication to the art of the theatre....

    20.10.2010 έως 06.02.2011 FINISHED

  • The golden dragon

    by Roland Schimmelpfennig

    ZILLER BUILDING - STAGE "NIKOS KOURKOULOS"

    Five characters narrate a strange and complex story that centres on “The Golden Dragon”, an Asian restaurant located somewhere in central Europe. Against a background of exotic orders and swiftly changing images, we witness moments from the lives of 15 people who live and work almost on top of one another in a modern multi-ethnic community. At the centre of the story are a young Chinese man suffering from toothache, and his sister, imprisoned just a few metres away from him....

    22.10.2010 έως 05.12.2010 FINISHED

  • Emilia Galotti

    by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

    ZILLER BUILDING - MAIN STAGE

    The prince of Guastalla has been neglecting both his duties and his mistress, the Countess Orsina. The reason is a woman named Emilia Galotti, with whom he has become obsessed. Determined to do anything to make her his, he and his adviser hatch a plan to prevent her imminent marriage by in which abducting her and murdering her fiancé. When she ends up in the hands of the prince, his refusal to return her to her father has unforeseen and tragic consequences...

    19.11.2010 έως 06.03.2011 FINISHED

  • Sweet bird of youth

    by Tennessee Williams

    ZILLER BUILDING - STAGE "NIKOS KOURKOULOS"

    In the company of a once-famous actress, Alexandra del Lago, the young and ambitious Chance Wayne returns to his hometown, a place where violence, survival of the fittest and racism now predominate. The two of them, fearful of time’s relentless forward march, take refuge in their dreams of fame and fortune...

    17.12.2010 έως 30.01.2011 FINISHED

  • Cyrano de Bergerac

    by Edmond Rostand

    ZILLER BUILDING - MAIN STAGE

    The eccentric Cyrano, an illustrious Gascony cadet, conjures up verses as easily as he wins sword fights. He is famed not only for his bravery and his poetry, but also for his nose, and if the first two have enabled him to carry all Paris before him, the third prevents him from gaining his heart's desire, his young cousin Roxanne...

    17.12.2010 έως 17.04.2011 FINISHED

  • Platonov

    by Anton Chekhov

    ZILLER BUILDING - STAGE "NIKOS KOURKOULOS"

    Love affairs, discussions of debts, drink, boredom and monotony are the landscape in which the guests on the veranda of the attractive widow Anna Petrovna lead their lives, until the arrival of a young teacher, Platonov, who will have a profound effect on their stagnant existence...

    10.02.2011 έως 27.03.2011 FINISHED

  • The holiday trilogy

    by Carlo Goldoni

    ZILLER BUILDING - MAIN STAGE

    Leonardo and his sister Vittoria are preparing feverishly to depart for the country. Social convention demands that they live a life of luxury, yet their debts are so great that this has become an impossibility. They cannot afford to go, but how can Leonardo stay behind when his beloved Giacinta is also leaving for the summer accompanied by a handsome young rival?...

    16.02.2011 έως 15.05.2011 FINISHED

  • Trisevyene

    by Kostis Palamas

    ZILLER BUILDING - MAIN STAGE

    Like a fairy in the human world, with a poetic, fluid and undefined existence, Trisevyene pays no heed to moderation and reason. Her freedom, bewitching and frightening, cannot be subjugated. She falls in love with and marries the son of her father's sworn enemy, intensifying the vendetta between the two families and bringing her father's curse upon her. The social bonds that she paid no heed to when she was free are no easier to bear now that she is married...

    12.03.2011 έως 22.05.2011 FINISHED

  • The mother of the dog

    by Pavlos Matesis

    ZILLER BUILDING - STAGE "NIKOS KOURKOULOS"

    The life of Raraou, “the great star of theatrical revue” as she styles herself, is related through flashbacks of a society attempting to get by in the midst of poverty. From the Occupation to the present day, Raraou’s story, like the story of the Greece about which she reminisces, is a battle for survival....

    07.04.2011 έως 22.05.2011 FINISHED

  • Tale without a name

    by Penelope Delta

    Tour

    SUMMER TOUR

    The king of a faraway land has emptied his country's coffers in order to pursue his own pleasure and enjoyment. The suffering people gradually abandon the kingdom, until the king's son decides to take matters into his own hands. With the help of his younger sister, he embarks on a series of adventures which are beset with difficulties. In the end, his bravery and his unshakeable faith in his fellow man help him restore to the land everything that it has lost.

    03.07.2011 έως 15.09.2011 FINISHED

  • Stage Walkers

    by Stamatis Fasoulis

    Tour

    SUMMER TOUR

    It is the end of the second century. The Roman Empire is crumbling: it is the end of an era. Amidst the atmosphere of collapse and decline, three theatre companies arrive at an ancient theatre from three different parts of the Empire and set up their own improvised drama competition modelled on those of the glorious past....

    15.07.2011 έως 24.09.2011 FINISHED

  • The Madness of Heracles

    by Euripides

    Tour

    SUMMER TOUR

    Heracles returns from the Underworld, where he has gone to fetch Cerberus, and discovers that his family has been sentenced to death by Lycus, the illegitimate ruler of Thebes. He triumphantly kills Lycus, but Madness, sent in divine form by Hera, turns him against his family. When he realises that he has killed his wife and children, the tragic hero descends into despair and hopelessness.

    05.08.2011 έως 25.09.2011 FINISHED

  • Tale without a name

    by Penelope Delta

    REX THEATRE- STAGE "KATINA PAXINOU"

    The king of a faraway land has emptied his country's coffers in order to pursue his own pleasure and enjoyment. The suffering people gradually abandon the kingdom, until the king's son decides to take matters into his own hands. With the help of his younger sister, he embarks on a series of adventures which are beset with difficulties. In the end, his bravery and his unshakeable faith in his fellow man help him restore to the land everything that it has lost...

    01.10.2011 έως 16.10.2011 FINISHED

  • The Red Rock

    by Grigorios Xenopoulos

    ZILLER BUILDING - STAGE "NIKOS KOURKOULOS"

    Between the gardens and the rocky shore of Zakynthos, in a house with a view of the Red Rock, the young Fotini Santri is visited by her cousin, the charismatic Angelos. Far from the sophistication of an urban lifestyle and unschooled in the complexity of social norms, the beautiful and innocent Fotini, the embodiment of the natural world of the island, becomes lost in the dark labyrinth of love...

    14.10.2011 έως 11.12.2011 FINISHED

  • The Basil Plant

    by Antonios Matesis

    ZILLER BUILDING - MAIN STAGE

    The autocratic aristocrat Dareios Ronkalas stubbornly refuses to allow his daughter Garoufalia to marry the young man who loves her, because he is her social inferior. Unaware that Garoufalia is already pregnant, he resolves to shut her up in a monastery, attempting to impose his old-fashioned ideas by cruel and unfair means...

    21.10.2011 έως 28.01.2012 FINISHED

  • "Foreigner": Invisible Olga, Austras or Couch Grass

    by Giannis Tsiros, Lena Kistopoulou

    INVISIBLE OLGA (by Giannis Tsiros) A young immigrant woman becomes the victim of human trafficking and is trapped with no hope of escape from a system with no moral code. AUSTRAS or COUCH GRASS (by Lena Kitsopoulou) A group of young friends invite a tourist in Greece to visit them at home, creating tension between them and bringing about unexpected consequences. Invisible Olga is part of Emergency Entrance, an international theatre project involving the National Theatre of Greece, Teatro Garibaldi (Italy), the Habima National Theatre of Israel, the National Theatre of Prague, the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj (Romania) and Schauspielhaus Graz (Austria). Emergency Entrance is funded by the EU Culture Programme 2007-13, in partnership with the Union of the Theatres of Europe. The programme was unveiled in Cluz in December 2010, and all the productions will be performed together at the Emergency Entrance Festival in Graz, Austria from 26 to 29 January 2012.

    02.11.2011 έως 26.02.2012 FINISHED

  • Petros’s War

    by Alki Zei

    REX THEATRE - KATINA PAXINOU CHILDREN’S THEATRE

    On 28 October 1940, war breaks out in Greece, turning the life of nine-year-old Petros upside-down. In the midst of this new and dangerous situation, the young boy sets off on a long walk full of adventure and excitement, through which he will learn to love his country above all else...

    03.11.2011 έως 01.06.2012 FINISHED

  • Pericles

    by William Shakespeare

    ZILLER BUILDING - MAIN STAGE

    Desiring to create a family and a strong state, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, after various adventures, marries Princess Thaisa in the kingdom of Pentapolis. They have a daughter, Marina, but Thaisa apparently dies giving birth. Raised far from her father, the girl is sold to a brothel in Mytilene but her innate innocence protects her from the attentions of male visitors until she and Pericles are reunited...

    16.11.2011 έως 11.05.2012 FINISHED

  • The Backyard of Miracles

    by Iakovos Kambanellis

    ZILLER BUILDING - MAIN STAGE

    The Backyard of Miracles paints a vivid picture of working class life in the Athenian suburb of Vyronas in the 1950s. A host of characters from different backgrounds, but united by the struggle for survival and a better life, give voice to their joys and sorrows, dreams and disappointments...

    14.12.2011 έως 13.05.2012 FINISHED

  • Victory

    by Loula Anagnostaki

    ZILLER BUILDING - STAGE "NIKOS KOURKOULOS"

    Having been violently uprooted from their homeland, Nikos, his sister and their mother live in an industrial town in Germany, along with a large number of Greek immigrants. In the family's efforts to survive, they attempt to forget the past and adapt to a different way of life and social conventions. However, Greece and its raw wounds are hard to escape...

    21.12.2011 έως 12.02.2012 FINISHED

  • Erofili

    by Georgios Chortatsis

    ZILLER - HALL

    Erofili, daughter of Filogonos, the harsh and unjust king of Egypt, has secretly married Panaretos, one of her father’s brave soldiers. When Filogonos decides that his daughter should marry another suitor, and chooses Panaretos to act as a go-between, the clandestine union of the two young lovers comes to light. Philogonos resolves to be revenged on the couple in the cruelest, bloodiest and most macabre way…

    05.01.2012 έως 02.03.2012 FINISHED

  • Koutroulis’s Wedding

    by Alexandros Rizos Rangavis

    ZILLER BUILDING - MAIN STAGE

    A tailor, Manolis Koutroulis, falls in love with Anthousa, the daughter of a middle-class family, but she only has eyes for Leonidas, a young policeman. To avoid the prospective groom without opposing her father, Anthousa says that she will marry the illiterate Koutroulis on condition that he becomes a minister of state. Koutroulis launches his election campaign, uses every means at his disposal and appears to have achieved the impossible...

    03.02.2012 έως 13.05.2012 FINISHED

  • Homelands

    by Thanasis Papathanasiou and Michalis Reppas

    ZILLER BUILDING - STAGE "NIKOS KOURKOULOS"

    Homelands looks at immigration, one of the most pressing problems of society today, from a variety of viewpoints. Two pieces of post-war literature and stories of real immigrants – Greek and foreign – are the raw material for a production that approaches a sensitive topic without stereotyping, reminding us that homeland, displacement and the desire to return to ones birthplace are timeless and universal concepts.

    22.02.2012 έως 13.05.2012 FINISHED

  • Scorched

    by Wajdi Mouawad

    EPI SKINIS (MAIN STAGE)

    Jeanne and Simon are led by their mother’s enigmatic last wish to the Middle East, where the two young people seek their true identity. The journey turns into an adventure that brings them into contact with key figures who gradually shed light on the mystery....

    15.03.2012 έως 13.05.2012 FINISHED

  • The General Secretary

    by Elias Kapetanakis

    Lambros, a wealthy provincial, dreams of high office and a life of distinction in Athens. He gives his support to his local member of parliament in exchange for a job in the public service, his ticket to the capital. His ambition is shared with his wife, Penelope, who also foresees a great future for her husband...

    30.03.2012 έως 05.05.2012 FINISHED

  • Pericles

    by William Shakespeare

    Tour

    ON TOUR

    Desiring to create a family and a strong state, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, after various adventures, marries Princess Thaisa in the kingdom of Pentapolis. They have a daughter, Marina, but Thaisa apparently dies giving birth. Raised far from her father, the girl is sold to a brothel in Mytilene but her innate innocence protects her from the attentions of male visitors until she and Pericles are reunited....

    06.07.2012 έως 16.09.2012 FINISHED

  • The Clouds

    by Aristophanes

    Tour

    SUMMER TOUR

    Old Strepsiades, an unschooled farmer, is in dire financial straits, strangled by debt! His marriage to a woman from a higher social class and the spendthrift life of his son, Pheidippides, have led him to borrow money hand over fist. His lenders are not prepared to wait any longer, however. They are pressuring him to repay their loans and in the meantime, interest raises are pushing his debt still higher. Unable to sleep at night, Strepsiades can think of only one solution: Socrates’ school, the Phrontisterion....

    13.07.2012 έως 10.09.2012 FINISHED

  • Amphitryon

    by Moliere

    Tour

    SUMMER TOUR

    In order to satisfy his lust for Alcmene, Jupiter takes the form of her husband, Amphitryon, who is away at war. Jupiter’s plan succeeds with the help of Mercury, who is transformed into Sosie, Amphitryon’s servant. However, this double transformation gives rise to a series of terrible misunderstandings when Amphitryon returns...

    04.08.2012 έως 21.09.2012 FINISHED

  • Petros 's war

    by Alki Zei

    REX THEATRE - KATINA PAXINOU CHILDREN’S THEATRE

    The Italian invasion of Greece on 28 October 1940 turns the life of nine-year-old Petros upside-down. In the midst of this new and dangerous situation, the young boy sets off on a journey full of adventure and excitement, through which he will learn to love his country above all else. Liberation from the Germans four years later finds him playing in the streets, “a man, now, 13 years old!” ...

    04.10.2012 έως 28.04.2013 FINISHED

  • Orpheus Descending

    by Tennessee Williams

    ZILLER BUILDING - STAGE "NIKOS KOURKOULOS"

    A young wandering musician, Val, arrives in a small town in the American South. In this closed, male-dominated and racist society, the young man exerts a subtle charm and has the downtrodden local women vying for his attentions. They include Lady, married to the dying but domineering Torrance, who sees Val as the man who might change her life. However, her dream of running away with him comes to nothing. The deeply conservative place knows how to protect itself and eliminate such a dangerous “parasite”.

    17.10.2012 έως 09.12.2012 FINISHED

  • Odyssey - By Robert Wilson, after Homer

    by Homer

    ZILLER BUILDING - MAIN STAGE

    The great epic work of ancient Greek poetry tells the story of Odysseus’s journey home after the Trojan War and what happens when the hero arrives at Ithaca. It is a transcendental tale that has always been the symbolic text par excellence about human adventure and the wanderings of existence in a harsh but exciting world. A joint production with Milan’s Piccolo Teatro-Teatro di Europa

    26.10.2012 έως 16.03.2013 FINISHED

  • by Giannis Tsiros and Lena Kitsopoulou

    KENTRIKI (PLAGIA) SKINI

    Following its great success last year, "Foreigner" returns for a second season at the GNT, this time on the side of the Main Stage. The plays, commissioned by the GNT from two acclaimed Greek writers, explore various facets of the word "Foreigner" in today's society, going beyond stereotype and prejudice. Brought to the stage by two young and talented directors and performed by a strong cast of four, this production was one of last season's most interesting theatrical surprises.

    09.11.2012 έως 10.02.2013 FINISHED

  • A midsummer night 's dream

    by William Shakespeare

    REX THEATRE- STAGE "MARIKA KOTOPOULI"

    The story of Lysander and Hermia, Demetrius and Helena, four young lovers who have run away to the forest of Athens to seek freedom from the rules being imposed on them, begins like a game. And like a game the story continues; a game of misunderstandings, reversals and magical interventions, as the fairies, their queen and the “rude mechanicals” join in. A kind of dream, in which the imagination sanctions the most extreme and sometimes risky leaps into deepest desires, hidden eroticism and the corridors of the unconscious...

    30.11.2012 έως 10.02.2013 FINISHED

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