After performance talk with Lena Kitsopoulou / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

After performance talk with Lena Kitsopoulou

Lena Kitsopoulou

16 May 2014
Upper Stage
Making her OCC debut, the ever unpredictable Lena Kitsopoulou adds the subtitle “First Blood” (after Rambo: First Blood, the American film with Sylvester Stallone) to the well-known fairytale by the Brothers Grimm.

In so doing, she subverts both, exhorting viewers to get over fairy stories in general and accept the ‘evil’ within them. “No one ever lived happily ever after”, she explains as she challenges us to give Little Red Riding Hood full-blooded—and bloody—revenge, to cast out taboos, conventions and stereotypes, and to strip away the facades of the socio-political fairytales and spurious historical narratives that haunt our lives.


Chaired by Grigoris Ioannidis, theatre critic and assistant professor of Drama Studies, University of Athens