"Three Sisters" by Anton Chekhov
22 JAN 2019
For high school students
There aren’t plays for grown-ups and plays just for kids. The Onassis Stegi makes its theatrical performances accessible to high school students and invites them to meet and talk to the people staging them. Because everything that Chekhov’s characters can’t get off their minds matters to us all.
Photo © Kiki Papadopoulou
They dream, chatter on and get bored. They yearn for their childhood years in Moscow. If they were still there, things would be better. That is the three sisters’ fantasy; they see life in the provincial town they live in as a heavy sentence. You, though, may have already realized what Chekhov is trying to tell us; fantasizing about things is never enough. Life needs action.
Now forget Moscow and 1901 Russia; Dimitris Xanthopoulos is putting on the “Three Sisters” in the belief that all places and all times are straddling a fault-line, that they are always in a state of continuous upheaval. This also seems to hold for the different ages during a lifetime; we all experience desires and deadlocks very similar to the ones faced by Chekhov’s characters.
To top it all, the play’s cast includes a person almost your age. The 18-year old amateur actress Kalliope Kanellopoulou-Stamou, who took the stage by storm at the Onassis Youth Festival, plays Irina, the youngest of the three sisters.
creditsDirector: Dimitris Xanthopoulos
Settings and Costumes: Eleni Manolopoulou
Lighting Design: Tasos Palaioroutas
Music: Alexis Kalofolias
Cast: Aris Armaganidis, Aris Balis, Nikolitsa Drizi, Giorgos Frintzilas, Mando Giannikou, Kalliopi Kanellopoulou Stamou, Vasilis Karamboulas, Antonis Miriagos, Angeliki Papathemeli, Thodoris Skyftoulis, Giorgos Stamos, Rebecca Tsiligaridou, Giorgos Valais
Produced by: Onassis Stegi
High school students
22 January 2019
5€ per student
Reservation and more info:
T. 213 017 8002