In celebration of the World Theater Day and the World Children’s Book Day, the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, in collaboration with Sokolis Publications, on the occasion of the latter’s new “Children’s Theater” book series, welcomes children and invites them on a journey to the world of theater.

On Saturday, March 17, children will be shown around the Foundation’s Center Stage; they will dress up, sing, dance, and perform Shakespearean and other roles.

The day’s events start off at noon, with an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night Dream” by Chryssa Spiliotis. In the adaptation, specially designed for children, participants get to know the Bard, before taking to the stage, and improvising with the help of Chryssa Spiliotis and a team of actors in order to bring to life the Elves and Fairies of the Enchanted Forest.

Afterwards, at 1pm, children can catch the Tilemachos Tsardakas play, “The girl who insists,” with music by Dionysis Bastas. The author and the composer of the performance will talk to kids about the play, and the legend of Eurydice and Orpheus, while a team of actors will present a scene from the play. The event will conclude with a theatrical game on Greek mythology and ancient heroes.

Where: Michael Cacoyannis Foundation
When: Saturday, March 17; Noon – 2:00pm

Admission is free. Reservations are required, and can be made over the phone at +30 210 341 8550.

On the same day, Marina Petri’s “Europe, Europe!” exhibition opens at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation. Petri’s work highlights the beauty and tragic aspects of Europe through 54 personas presenting the continent’s promise as well as its wars, its history, myth, culture, science, art, philosophy, beauty, its richness of diversity, its historical position as the backdrop for the establishment of basic human rights.

“Portugal” by Marina Petri

The exhibition was initially presented in Berlin, and will be at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation until April 15, everyday from 6pm-10pm.

The exhibition’s official opening is scheduled for Monday, March 19, at 8pm.