Don Juan / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

Don Juan

Michael Marmarinos directs a legend of the world literature

Michael Marmarinos


7 FEB 2017
10:00-13:00
The legend of Don Juan revisited in a production that takes Molière’s play as its core and adds fragments from other versions of the tale.
5 € per student
Μolière’s Don Juan, a masterpiece of the classical repertoire but also a work that stirred up more controversy in its time than any other, staged in a contemporary version by Michael Marmarinos which integrates fragments from other Don Juans and exists in the grey zone between two idioms: the cinematic and the theatrical.

Don Juan, the eternal heart-breaker who gives his passions free rein, the lover driven by his relentless desire to sample life’s every joy, the sceptic who engages unhesitatingly with the metaphysical, has always enraged conservative societies by calling their norms into question, shining a spotlight on their hypocrisy, and delighting in breaking their taboos. Don Juan exposes his enemies but also himself with his irresistible charm, his aura of limitless freedom and his acid wit.

A hero/legend and a play/enigma that poses big questions about human nature and the nature of desire, fear and freedom. “Don Juan is a landmark character on the map of human desires and fears; as real as an after-image, as imaginary as a poem”, Marmarinos notes. “A notional, fictitious rebellion against everything that masquerades as stability, packed with victims both real and imaginary”.

credits

Translation of Molière’s Don Juan: Dimitris Dimitriadis
Direction: Michael Marmarinos
Dramaturgy: Michael Marmarinos, Eri Kyrgia
Music - Reworking of Mozart's Don Giovanni: Dimitris Kamarotos
Space: Kenny McLellan
Costumes: Eva Nathena
Lighting: Eleftheria Deko
Movement: Tasos Karachalios
Sound design: Kostas Bokos
Video Designer: Vasilis Kountouris
Video-Editing: Constantinos Arvanitakis
Photographer-Women's Video: Efi Gousi
Assistant Directors: Aspasia-Maria Alexiou, Ioanna Bitouni
Costume Design Assistant: Evelina Darzenta
Assistant set designer: Anna Sapounaki
Make up: Katerina Michaloutsou
Wigs: Sotiris Paterakis
Special constructions: Dimitra Kaisari
Set building: Stelios Lampadarios
Sewing: Vestiario

Production Manager: Rena Andreadaki

Cast (in order of appearance):
Giannos Perlegas (Sganarelle)
Haris Frangoulis (Don Juan)
Elena Mavridou (Donna Elvira)
Giannis Vogiatzis (Dom Carlos)
Evangelia Karakatsani (Charlotte)
Tasos Karachalios (Pierrot)
Efi Gousi (Mathurine)
Adrian Frieling (Dom Louis)
Denis Makris (Francisque, a poor man)
Ilya Algaer (Dom Alonzo)

Chorus
Women's Choir

Soprano: Myrsini Margariti
Accordion: Stelios Katsatsidis

Production: Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens

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