The Karolos Koun Art Theater’s schedule for the 2017-2018 season has started out with two great repeat performances, running until or into November.
At the Frynichou street stage, following last year’s success, Minotis and his young notary meet again for a limited run. Written and directed by Vassilis Papavassiliou, the play comically chronicles a descend in (modern Greek) Hades or, if you prefer, a launch into the (modern Greek again) beyond. An actor, great not only in worth but also in age, is dictating his will to an assistant notary. In an atmosphere of exorcizing the impending End, ghosts, a great politician, and a great poet appear on stage to converse with the actor.
At the Art Theater’s basement stage, “The Club”, the first part of Stratis Tsirkas’s “Drifting Cities” trilogy is being presented, directed for the stage by Efi Theodorou. The play introduced the Art Theater’s collaboration with the National Theater, and takes place in Jerusalem in the summer of 1942, as the Axis marches through the Middle East, and seems to be winning the war. In a somewhat peculiar city hotel, many people of different backgrounds, “wrecks of the storm sweeping the world”, gather to live out their problems and passions.
Where: Karolos Koun Art Theater, Frynichou stage
When: Until November 12; Friday-Saturday, 9.15pm; Sundays, 8pm.
THE CLUB (DRIFTING CITIES 1)
Where: Karolos Koun Art Theater, Underground stage
When: Until November 1; Wednesdays, 8pm; Thursdays-Fridays-Saturdays, 8.30pm, (excluding Saturday 28/10); Sundays, 7pm.