9 NOV 2017 – 30 MAR 2018
Gorky's holiday makers cannot stop talking, complaining, arguing, rambling, but in no time at all they'll be forced to take a stance on social injustice and the change that's on its way... Will they manage to escape themselves? Can anyone?
Photo © Andreas Simopoulos
‘What does it take for people not to be boring’, asks Maxim Gorky in Summerfolk written in 1904. A work with numerous characters that has rarely been performed in Greece, Summerfolk will be presented at our Youth Stage. Maria Maganari’s production transports the work from pre-revolutionary Russia to contemporary Greek summertime.
Often we see holidays as a way to ‘escape’. But can we ever escape ourselves? Gorky’s holiday makers waste their time in chatting, being grumpy, arguing, getting drunk, and having unrequited loves in an atmosphere of idleness. Not all of them, thankfully. Some of them, the younger ones, bring to mind Gorky’s conviction that ‘Man is the only wonder on Earth’.
creditsTranslation: Maria Maganari, Syrmo Keke
Adaptation, Direction: Maria Maganari
Sets: Sophia Simaki
Costumes: Paul Thanopoulos
Lighting: Maria Gozadinou
Original Score: Kharálampos Goyós
Assistant Director: Vasiliki Skevofylax
Actors: Klimis Empeoglou, Iosif Iosifides, Giorgos Katsis, Vicky Katsika, Maria Parasyri, Adriana Chalkidi
Production: Onassis Cultural Centre