25 JAN - 19 FEB 2017
1st Part: 1 hour and 25 minutes
Intermission: 20 minutes
2nd Part: 1 hour and 15 minutes
At weekends 4-5, 11-12 and 18-19 February 2017 with English surtitles
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.
Full price: 7 - 15 - 20 - 25 €
Reduced, Friend & Small groups (5-9 people): 6 - 12 - 16 - 20 €
Large groups (10+ people): 5 - 11 - 14 - 18 €
People with disabilities & Unemployed: 5 €
Companions: 10 €
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Early Bird (limited tickets) from 13 until 31 December 2016 | Ζοne Α: 20 € | Ζοne Β: 15 €
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Molière’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”.
Trailer | "Don Juan" by Michail Marmarinos
creditsAt weekends 4-5, 11-12 and 18-19 February 2017 with English surtitles (Surtitles translation: Memi Katsoni).
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
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)
Soprano: Myrsini Margariti
Accordion: Stelios Katsatsidis
Production: Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens
Thursday 2 February
After performance talk with Michael Marmarinos
Chaired by Grigoris Ioannidis, theatre critic and assistant professor of Drama Studies, University of Athens
“Don Juan was used to being on the run and had had plenty of practice. He was in his element, or in one of his elements. Not that being on the run meant he had no fear and anxiety. Rather, fear and anxiety made him see better, more clearly, more spatially.”
The above quote, which is heard during the performance, is from Peter Handke, Don Juan: His own version.
We would like to thank the Suhrkamp Verlag publishing house for kindly granting permission for its use in the production.
Original German edition: Peter Handke, Don Juan (erzählt von ihm selbst), Suhrkamp Verlag, Frankfurt am Main, 2004.
7 Feb 2017
5 € per student
Michael Marmarinos directs a legend of the world literature