The Municipal Theater of Piraeus returns for the season 2021 – 2022 with a rich program of performances and a new stage.
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A principle is always refreshing. It hides hopes, nourishes dreams, gives strength. With this feeling and the new theatrical year unfolding before us, we present to you our artistic program for 2021 – 27. Of course, in the aftermath of the previous borderline period, we feel physically and mentally numb but the need to act, to continue, gives us all the stubbornness we need to achieve our goals.
At DTH, with a strong group of artists we launched in September the inter-artistic platform PIRAEUS ARTPORT and from 15 In October we start our theatrical program, with performances on the Main Stage and our new acquisition, the Omega Stage.
A new period opens before us, a new program, with challenges and meetings that we hope will work refreshingly in everyone's life.
Artistic Director of DTH
CENTRAL STAGE – DIMITRIS RONTIRIS
2o / 13) / 23) – 18) / 1 / 23
Vangelis Goufas – Fotis Mesthenaios
Directed by Takis Tzamargias
A young man with only a fortune, a “begging stick”, his bouzouki, escapes from Syros to Piraeus. His rebellious cousin and company welcome him. A dynamic Smyrna and its trunk embrace him. The legendary ERT TV series is transferred to the stage of DTHP. A musical-theatrical journey through the darkness and smoke of Piraeus' 29, for the rebetes, the disobedient, the people on the margins, who were redeemed through their music and brought it from the “underground tavern” to the living rooms, to our hearts, to our lips.
Direction: Takis Tzamargias
Theatrical Text Transfer: Dimitris Haliotis
Drama Director: Katerina Diakoumopoulou
Sets-Costumes: Eleni Manolopoulou
Curator: Amalia Bennett
Curator: Ieroklis Michailidis
Music Instructor: Antonis & Thodoris Xintaris
Lighting: Alekos Anastasiou
Assistant Director: Giannis Savouidakis
Assistant Director – Costume Designer: Emily Koukoutsaki
Video: Stefanos Kosmidis
Playing (in alphabetical order): Alexandra Aidini, Aris Antonopoulos, Giannis Englezos, Costas Korakis, Christina Maxouri, Ieroklis Michailidis, Antonis Xintaris, Thodoris Xintaris, Kyriakos Salis, Stavros Svigos, Gerasimos Skiadaresis, Olga Skiadaresi, Maria Tsima.
2/2 – 18) / 4 / 21
Directed by Odysseus Papaspiliopoulos
There is, they say, an eternal battle between good and evil, of light with darkness, of god with the devil. Looking a little deeper, one is the battle, that of the self with the self. 1979 Peter Saffer, using a legend, which leaked to Europe in the middle of it century, for the assassination of Mozart by his contemporary composer Antonio Salieri, created one of the most famous and important theatrical works of contemporary drama. Amadeus goes up to the Municipal Theater of Piraeus with Mozart's music being performed live on stage for the first time, by a string quintet, in original transcripts of the composer's works.
Translation: Elena Karakouli
Adaptation – Direction: Odysseas Papaspiliopoulos
Sets – Costumes: Olga Brouma
Music editing, transcriptions, orchestrations: Dimitris Siampos
Lighting: Nikos Vlasopoulos
Cast: Vangelis Daousis, Giannis Kotsifas, Mary Mina, Giannis Niaros, Vassilis Darmas, George Tzavaras, George Triantaphyllidis, George Tzavaras, Nikos Psarras
29) / 4 – 5 / 6 / 27
Directed by George Paloumpis
Dido Sotiriou's novel “Damned Soils” is a very important moment for Greek literature but also a great heritage, as it refers to the life of the Greeks of Asia Minor and the Asia Minor Catastrophe. Moments of injustice, betrayal, exploitation and cold barbarism pass in a stormy reading, as well as moments of deep friendship, understanding and love. A show for man in extreme situations, when he lives next to death with the view of blood on the ground. “Man is a beast” says the author through her hero as she wonders about the extremes of human nature: a topic that is timeless and unfortunately universally relevant.
Adaptation – Theatrical performance: Antonis Tsiotsiopoulos, George Paloumbis
Direction: George Paloumbis
Sets – Costumes: Natasa Papastergiou
Lighting Design: Vassilis Klotsotiras
[οι υπόλοιποι συντελεστές θα ανακοινωθούν]
The Municipal Theater of Piraeus creates a new stage, the Omega Stage, in the heart of the historic theatrical building. The entrance to the stage will be from the side of the theater, on Agios Konstantinos. This season, the focus of the works he presents is Greek drama.
The opening of the Omega Stage will take place on Friday 15 October.
17) / 12) – 29) / 11) / 22
Directed by Lefteris Giovanidis
A personal confession of the hero himself – who according to the author is a real person – reveals to the modern viewer the less glorious and brilliant aspects of his period 1821, introducing him to the faces that History sets aside: the anti-heroes. The timelessness of the anti-hero is what makes the work more relevant than ever. What does the “average man” of the Revolution have to share? An everyday man, simple, like most of us: cowardly and courageous at the same time, strong and weak, generous and selfish, frightened and surviving, ambitious and ignorant.
Direction: Lefteris Giovanidis
Theatrical adaptation: Manolis Mavromatakis
Sets – Costumes: Elli Papageorgakopoulou
Music: Thodoris Oikonomou
Editing: Antigoni Gyra
Lighting: Nikos Sotiropoulos
Assistant director: Vasiliki Sourri
The work of Elli Papageorgakopoulou was completed by Olga Brouma
Manolis Mavromatakis in the role of Loukis Laras. of the Municipality of Piraeus. The artistic curator is the artist and set designer Giannis Metzikov. The scientific supervision – coordination is signed by Elli Droulia and Maria Vlassopoulou.
10) / 13) – 23 / 1 / 22
Directed by Marianna Kalbari
A tender story in today's Athens, which brings together a girl from Romania, who has immigrated with her parents to Greece, and a boy from Greece, whose parents have immigrated to Australia. These two “bright” creatures, “Fotis” and “Lumnitsa” (Bright in Romanian) share the same “darkness” as they know well what it means to feel alone, foreign and different. They also share the same dreams, as they are well aware of how necessary the dream is to endure life. Fate will “bind” them forever in a sweet and strange way. Vangelis Doukoutselis' Lamington stood out in the online Theatrical Writing seminar of DTH in the context of the actions Alone together.
Direction: Marianna Kalbari
– Costumes: Konstantinos Zamanis
Music curator: Nestor Kopsidas
Lighting: Stella Kaltsou
Assistant director: Marilena Moschou
Cast: Katerina Lipiridou, Dimitris Passas
27 / 13 / 23) – 22) / 3 / 27)
Amalia melancholia, the queen of palm trees
A living exhibit of natural and political history
Directed by Zoe Hatziantoniou
The birth of a descendant and the polygenesis of a nation. Fertility as a duty to a people and infertility as a symbol of utter failure. How many plants to plant to beautify the universe and make it sad? The woman as an attraction, as a field of experimentation, as a freak, as an unnatural being who is unable to reproduce her species and fulfill her highest mission. If it were a plant, they would definitely give it the name Amalia melancholia. “I hope one day history will give me the title of the queen of palm trees,” writes Amalia, when she began to get tired of the efforts, experiments and treatments to which she was subjected by doctors, scientific advisers, sketchers and medical sophists. From vision, perseverance and especially love, a child was finally born, a Garden. The palms of the species Washingtonia filifera, which she brought to Greece for the Garden, today's National, were her favorites. They reminded her of ancient Greek columns. Washingtonia is the only species of palm that is not affected by disease. He dies of old age, when he completes the 250 years of life.
Conception – Research – Direction: Zoe Chatziantoniou
Dramatic collaboration: Louisa Arkoumanea
Scenes: Eleni Stroulia
Costumes: Ioanna Tsami
Video design: Pantelis Makkas
Scientific collaborators: Christos Karageorgos (biologist), Angeliki Poulou (art theorist)
Assistant director: Stella Rapti
Interpretation: Emily Koliandris et al.
The show is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture
1/4 – 27) / 5 / 23)
A Common Leader holding a joke and talking to “ni” and “li”, an unruly Trofimos who likes to run, a Queen with fur and existential anxieties, a Gendarmerie who hates the cold and drags his feet, a Professor who loves buzzwords, an A a left-handed candidate at the Officers' School who does not say “r”, Dimitri or Dimitris, a Polytechnic in love who went from Konitsa to Tashkent, talk and claim their place in history. The work draws its inspiration from the “Paidopolis”, the controversial institutions founded by Queen Frederick during the Civil War as well as from historical events of that period that shaped the modern Greek political reality.
Direction: Thanassis Zeritis
Sets – Costumes: Georgia Bourda
Editing: Katerina Foti
Lighting: Sakis Birbilis
Assistant director: Eleni Tsimprikidou
Cast: Stavros Giannouladis, Eleni Koutsiouba, Haris Kremmidas, Nefeli Maistrali, Panos Topsidis
The show is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture
29) / 12) – 28) / 13) / 21
Field ρ Dostoevsky
Crime and Punishment
Directed by Olia Lazaridou
The 2021 marks 250 years since the birth of Fyodor Dostoevsky, perhaps his most important 'prophet' of the 21 century The theatrical adaptation of MarilynCampbell and CurtColumbus refers to the relationship of the three main characters: Raskolnikov, Porphyry and Sonia, focusing on Raskolnikov. He is the one who embodies the spirit and the problems of his time. It is not enough just to confess his crime to be redeemed, he must see the light inside him to dare to confess his faith to himself. The path traces this path to the light, focusing on the conflict that the events bring to the hero's soul, with a cinematic perception of aesthetics that refers to the era of black and white films.
Adaptation: MarilynCampbell and CurtColumbus
Translation: Stelios Vafeas
Direction: Olia Lazaridou
Stage design: Christos Bokoros
Lighting: Zafeiris Epamineondas
Cast: Nikolas Michas, Konstantinos Blathras, Christina Taskasapidou
The show is sponsored by the Ministry of Education.
15) & 16) / 15) / 21
Dimitrios K. Byzantios
Directed by George Chouliaras
The DTH becomes a meeting place for its amateur teams Piraeus and supports the cooperation with them by presenting the project ” Babylonia “by Demetrius K. Byzantius. This is a timeless work that, although it was written 1836, maintains the interest of the public. It takes us to Nafplio 1827, after the announcement of the victory of the allied forces in Navarino. A group of Greeks from different geographical areas celebrate the Liberation, but the difference in their dialects creates misunderstandings and conflicts.
Direction: George Chouliaras
Actors from the amateur groups of the city of Piraeus participate
17 – 19 – 21 / 14 / 27
The seabird, the clam and the fish
National Theater of China
A parable about love, the friendship and solidarity with the non-verbal language of the pantomime. There is a Chinese idiom that says, “when the seabird and the clam fight, the fisherman will take advantage of it”. But what happens when they are good friends or when fishermen fight? In our story the fisherman has a clumsy woman and so when the couple fights, the seabird and the clam manage to escape. The little fish are relieved, the peace is back in the river.
22 & 35 / 3 – 6 & 14 / 4 / 27
William Butler Gates
The Spit, the Corpse, the Black Lamb
A stage construction for voice, accordion and percussion, which utilizes as raw materials – full of simplicity and music – Gates' Irish fairy tales. The play utilizes the techniques of contemporary musical theater and the latent prosody of Greek as a - of melodies.
Translation: Alina Paschalidi
Composition, sound drama: Kornilios Selamsis
Art curation, costume: Angelos Mentis
Lighting: Tasos Paleoroutas
Program drawing: Myrto Delivoria
Hairstyle performance: Alexandros Balabanis
Narrator: Rita Lytou
Live music: Cornelius of Salamis
KOSTARAKOS CULTURAL CENTER
5 / 11) – 5 / 13) / 21
The Block 16, the new work of Elena Triantaphyllopoulou written especially for the show, it deals with the history of Haidari prison, the largest concentration camp in occupied Greece. The Block 17 is for Greece a place similar to the Auschwitz, Mauthausen and Dachau camps, which were declared historical monuments almost immediately after the defeat of the forces of the fascist axis. The aim of the play is to propose a piece of Greek history as an occasion for reflection on the history of every person who is tortured and displaced. : Sarkha Group
Music: Vassilis Tzavaras
Lighting: Karol Jarek
Research Associate – Research: Ioanna Valsamidou
Starring: Alexandra Kazazou, Alkistis Nikolaidi, Roza Prodromou, Haris Tzortzakis
The show sponsors
13) / 12) / 21 – 4/1 / 22
The psychological climate of Medea is hatred. The nightmare that ignites the core of the work is born at the level of the bed and the betrayed love, but its raw material is rushed by much more complex situations and concepts. The aim of the show is to detect the mechanism that triggers the explosion of the forces of death, against every logic, every embankment that civilization builds against them. Finally, to emphasize the fear that Euripides expresses and that pervades our time: the fear of the extinction of life.
Translation: Katia Gerou, Antonis Morgan Konstantoudakis, Nikos Nikas
Direction: Katia Gerou – Antonis Morgan Konstantoudakis
Cast: Katia Gerou, Nikos Nikas, Christos Dovas, Ioanna Bitouni, Lina Fountoglou
The IOP enriches its program this year with cycles of parallel actions. The program will include Music Mondays, the Festival of Contemporary Music and Dance, Art Exhibitions and Lectures. The program of events will be announced and updated on the website of DTHP (www.dithepi.gr)
The DPP is subsidized by the Municipality of Piraeus, the Attica Region and the Ministry of Culture