Isabelle Huppert comes to the Main Stage of the Onassis Cultural Centre and transforms herself into a goddess, a queen, a sacred prostitute, a love-struck suicide and an icon to self-destructive passion as she serves once more as muse beyond compare for the great Polish director, Krzysztof Warlikowski.
A true star with more than one hundred films to her name along with awards at the Cannes and Venice festivals comes to the OCC to offers a sensational recital of transformations on December 20 and December 22.
Phaedra(s) is an iconoclastic production based on an intricate mosaic of texts which draws equally on ancient Greek myth, pop culture, philosophy and contemporary politics. Extracts from two ancient tragedies—Euripides’ Hippolytus and Seneca’s Phaedra—are combined with three contemporary works: Phaedra’s Love by the emblematic British dramatist and suicide, Sarah Kane, the novel Elizabeth Costello by the South African Nobel prize-winner J.M. Coetzee, and texts by the Canadian-Lebanese author Wajdi Mouawad.
Texts: Wajdi Mouawad / Sarah Kane / J.M. Coetzee
Direction: Krzysztof Warlikowski
Dramaturgy: Piotr Gruszczyński
Sets & Costumes: Małgorzata Szczęśniak
Lighting: Felice Ross
Incidental Music: Paweł Mykietyn
Video: Denis Guéguin
Choreographies: Claude Bardouil, Rosalba Torres Guerrero
Composition of on-stage music: Bruno Helstroffer
With: Isabelle Huppert, Agata Buzek, Andrzej Chyra, Alex Descas, Gaël Kamilindi, Norah Krief, Grégoire Léauté, Rosalba Torres Guerrero
With Greek surtitles
Where: Onassis Cultural Centre, 107 Syngrou Avenue, 11745 Athens, Greece
When: 20/22 December, 2016 at 20.00
Duration: 3 hours and 10 minutes (with intermission)
Tickets: 15 – 48 € (full price), 12 – 38 € (reduced, friend, small groups), 11 – 34 € (large groups, 10+), 5 € (people with disabilities, unemployed)
Information/Tickets: 210 900 5 800
Email: [email protected]