Sophia Vgenopoulou / Grasshopper / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

Sophia Vgenopoulou / Grasshopper

"The Train" by Lenos Christidis

14 November 2013 - 13 April 2014
The age guidance for this production is 13+
12 €
Concs 10 € | Unemployed 5 €

Growing up is an adventure as worrying as it is enigmatic, as passionate as it is hyper-real; it is a time of life when the mind wanders between dreams and reality.

And The Train, the new play Lenos Christidis (Karolos Koun Award, 1999) wrote together with pupils from the 14th Senior High School in Peristeri, downtown Athens, is all of that. Including references to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, Christidis tells the strange tale of six teenage heroes on a journey towards self-knowledge aboard a train heading no one knows where.

The work was commissioned by the Grasshopper theatre company and the OCC for its Youth Stage, which will be providing young theatre-goers with their ‘own’ theatre for the third year running—a theatre which is attuned to their fears, concerns and dreams.


Text: Lenos Christidis
Direction: Sofia Vgenopoulou
Sets & Costumes: Eva Manidaki
Movement: Stavroula Siamou
Lighting: Dimitris Kasimatis
Video: Costas Haidalis
Musical oversight: Giannis Papagkikas
Dramaturgy and Educational  curation:
Katerina Konstantinakou & Panagiota Konstantinakou
Vocal Training: Nicoletta Chatzopoulou
Assistant Director & Production Coordinator: Katerina Skourli
With: Antigone Frida, Giannis Niarrou, Thanasis Megalopoulos, Vangelis Kraniotis / Mihalis Panadis, Natasha Papandreou, Chara Ioannou
Production: Onassis Cultural Centre

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There will be no performances on weekends 1 & 2 and 8 & 9 March 2014.
In addition, there will be no performances on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 March 2014.

14 Dec 2013 - 16 Feb 2014

Free admission



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