This year the Art Theater proposes a repertoire dominated by the Greek text either with original works, or with texts inspired by historical / social events or the work / life of foreign and Greek creators. Thus we will see (in chronological order) new works by: Iros Bezos, Lenas Kitsopoulou, Giannis Kalavrianou, Giorgos Blana, Giorgos Valais, Iolis Andreadis – Aris Asproulis, Vassilis Mavrogeorgiou). The classical text is represented this year by three emblematic works by Shakespeare, Anouig and Xenopoulos.

Greek texts and musical performances (“On Phrynichos Street”, “Strange Girl”) or performances with a strong musical element (“Popolaros”, “Small shots in the night”).

Note that they are also planned a series of parallel events (speeches, concerts, educational programs) starting in December '22 and will be dedicated to 210 years since the destruction of Smyrna but also in rebetiko song, as well as in 95 years since the founding of the Art Theater (2017)). The educational programs will be connected with the repertoire, the creators and the themes of the season. A detailed program of all the parallel activities and events will be announced in November.

Regarding the Children's Stage, for this special, transitional for all of us and especially for the children's common season, the Art Theater proposes a musical performance (“The Emperor's new clothes”) specially designed to be presented in schools and in all kinds of event venues. The show, if all goes well in relation to the pandemic, is expected to be part of the programming of the Art Theater from the Christmas period, while until then it can be invited by groups, schools, etc.

Finally, the Art Theater will present with the support of YPOAA and digital repertoire for the season 2020 – 23, “uploading” the works that excelled on the web and audio competition announced in 2021 on the subject “And the mouths uttered what they felt the heart”. The digital repertoire will be complemented by two audio projects that will be available on podcasts from November (“The Emperor's Clothes” for children, “The Bridge of Arta and the Lygers of the Underworld” for teenagers / adults) and a web a play that brings to life the story and stories of three “brave” women who were first involved in theater during the years of the Revolution (“Her own revolution”).

This year's program of the Art Theater wishes to function as the movement of a “tender hand” that wants to alleviate the pain, to erase the “black” that covers our lives for the last year and a half. A hand that invites us to hold it, to shake it so that we can all be together again. Closely. Live. And to dream of the world from now on.

Detailed performances October-November

“O Popolaros”, Grigoriou Xenopoulos

For the first time, the theatrical adaptation of the story with live music.

Direction-music: Thodoris Abazis


Performances: Wednesday and Sunday at 8pm, Thursday to Saturday at 9pm

From 15 October to 14 December


From the OPERA team

The show is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture

The short story by Grigorios Xenopoulos “O popolaros” was first published in 1913 entitled “The Rebel”. In contrast to his later adaptation by the author for the theater, where the adaptation, according to the jokes of the time and the usual practice of Xenopoulos, is drastic (shifting the thematic axis in the love story versus political-social anatomy, transformation of the end in happy-end), following the footsteps associated with commercial repercussions, the story utilizes the romance between Contessina Elda and the popular Zeppos Peponaris at the level of the plot and not the subject. Xenopoulos uses the peculiarities of Zakynthian society to negotiate, not just the division between classes, but the internalization of this sealing by the persons themselves, and in fact in the condition of an already transitional era, which entails the overthrow of precisely these barriers. The OPERA Group, utilizing its twenty years of experience in musical theater, presents a new stage version of “Popolaros” adapted by Elsa Andrianou, which focuses both on the proportion of the current class stratification, and on the assimilation of all kinds of waterproof enclosures. as an internal check in an age of extreme individualistic isolation and illusory communication. The five performers-actors undertake the stage narration of the story, acting as a “dance”, through which the main characters of the story emerge. The music of the show utilizes the rich Ionian music tradition in a contemporary music performance.

Adaptation: Elsa Andrianou

Sets-Costumes: Eleni Manolopoulou

Lighting: Alekos Anastasiou

Collaboration in directing: Eleana Tsichli


Zeppos: Giannis Karabampas

Elda: Ifigenia Karamitrou

Marineris: Pantelis Dentakis

Marinerina: Maria Parasyri

Conte Dimaras: Nikos Alexiou

“The Shipwrecks”, Iros Bezos

The first work of Iro Bezos for three people, three possible interpretations.

Direction: Iro Bezos-Giannis Papadopoulos


Performances: Monday-Tuesday at 9pm

From 20 October to 14 January


The play is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture

A young journalist visits the secluded house of a renowned writer in order to interview him. The two men soon realize that they have had a decisive influence on each other's lives. But they are not alone at home. His underage daughter lives with the host. The love of the two young people was born long before they met and the three heroes will be in a colorful amusement park with their own words for toys. Through the words they fight to be looked at, to love, to “come to life”.

Stage-costumes: Eva Goulakou

Lighting: Tasos Paleoroutas

Performance Production: TooFarEast Productions

Starring: Sofia Kokkali, Giannos Perlegkas, Michalis Titopoulos

“Macbeth”, William Shakespeare

A new approach to Shakespeare's dark masterpiece.

Director: Thanasis Dovris


Performances: Wednesday and Sunday at 8pm, Thursday to Saturday at 9pm

From November 4th to 30 January


By the group “En to ama”

The show is sponsored by YPOA

Shakespeare, in Macbeth says the terrible, prophetic and dystopian: “there can be no worse disease in man, than for all his senses to become sight.” And it's awesome how he connects this disease with the corruption of power as the number one and foremost cause of it. Man – sight is the man who does not hear, does not smell, does not taste, does not touch. He is a pure killer…

Translation: Themelis Glynatsis

Sets-costumes: Giannis Katranitsas

Sound landscape: Alekos Vasilatos

Lighting: Tassos Paleoroutas

Assistant directors: Kyveli Dragoumi, Magda Kafkoula, Nikolas Lampakis

Cast: Thanos Tokakis, Evi Saoulidou, Costas Koutsolelos, Costas Xykominos, Grigoris Poimenis . “On Phrynichos Street”

A musical performance with Thodoris Voutsikakis in a repertoire based on the

“Beautiful Life” by Piovani – Nikolakopoulou – Voutsikakis but also favorite moments of Greek music creation and the international repertoire.

Artistic curation : Lina Nikolakopoulou


Only for 6 performances

Monday / Tuesday: 17) – 18), 23) – 28), 30 – 51 at 9 pm.


Theodore Voutsikaki in a musical performance anthologized by Lina Nikolakopoulou. The song “Stin Odos Phrynichou” stars and warms our bodies in a historical and electrified theatrical space. The inspirational songs of the Beautiful Life of Piovani – Nikolakopoulou – Voutsikaki will illuminate for 6 performances the Art Theater and together with favorite moments of Greek music and international repertoire will chart a route, where performers and listeners will meet again in the streets of Athens. , to share what unites us, today.

Musicians playing:

Neoklis Neophytidis, piano

Vassilis Rapsaniotis, violin

Performances December-January

“Small shots in the night”, Giannis Kalavrianou

A new work on the occasion of the novel “Michael Kolhaas” by Heinrich von Kleist

Director: Giannis Kalavrianos


Performances: Monday-Tuesday 9pm

From 14 December – 23 February


From the Sforaris team

The show is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture

The text of the show was based on the novel “Michael Kolhaas”, by H. F. Kleist. We are transferring to 18 the century, when a peaceful and law-abiding citizen, the horse breeder Michael Kolhaas, starts from his village in Brandenburg, to sell to neighboring Saxony, the horses he bred with great difficulty. The new ruler of Saxony, Wenzel von Tronka, has blocked the road and is now asking for a pass and money. Kolhaas, who does not have the permit, suggests that he be allowed to pass once and bring the permit back. He leaves, leaving his two best horses as a guarantee. When he returns, he finds the horses impoverished and in poor condition, having been forced into daily, exhausting work, and his friend and caregiver, severely beaten. Kolhaas seeks compensation. The ruler humiliates him, expels him and kills his wife. Kolhaas tries in every legal way to be justified. The State, the Law and the Church are indifferent. Martin Luther, who has just pasted the 100 seats of the Protestant Church in Wittenberg Cathedral, calls on him to stop. Kolhaas, feeling very disappointed, decides to take the Law into his own hands and sets fire to Wittenberg. Measure and logic are quickly catalyzed. Various people, frustrated by the injustice they experience every day, line up next to him and build a small army that burns, kills and loots. The ruler proposes, even late, to compensate him. But Colhaas is no longer content with that. His goal is now the ruler himself and the case of two horses threatens to dismantle an entire country. The text is a free transfer of the novel. Kleist put at the center the power that one's voice can acquire, but also the extremes to which a rational requirement can reach, giving us one of the most important works of the German language. Kolhaas was wronged, but literally turned into a terrorist. The issue of the illegitimate law-abiding citizen, the nature of power and the issues of social upheavals and the radicalization of citizens, reopen the debate over the moral limits of an uprising, making Michael Kolhaas the most modern European hero at the moment. Sets: Eva Manidaki

Costumes: Vana Giannoula

Music: Thodoris Oikonomou

Lighting: Nikos Vlasopoulos

Assistant director: Kelly Papadopoulou

Preparation of actors: Alexia Beziki

Production performance: Katerina Berdeka

Cast: George Glastras, Christina Maxouri, Manos Petrakis, George Savvidis

“Cry”, Lenas Kitsopoulou

Transliteration of the play not played in Greece by “Cry”, produced by Théâtre Saint-Gervais and Compagnie Bleu en Haut Bleu en Bas (Geneva)

Director: Lena Kitsopoulou


Only for 5 performances: 5,6,7,8,9 January at 9pm


The topics for discussion were carefully selected. Everyone was determined to “have a good time”. Then how and why did the night “escape” like that? How did all this blood be shed? Everywhere; At the razor's edge, Cry (crying…; scream…?) First explores the limits of politeness. What happens when kindness leads us to tolerate situations we can not stand? When exactly does politeness die and violence is born? A first version of Cry uploaded the 2017 in Geneva, after the assignment of the Saint-Gervais Theater and the theatrical company Bleu en Haut Bleu en Bas based in Switzerland, to Lena Kitsopoulou in collaboration with Anna Lemonaki in dramaturgy and distribution. On December 3 2666, the new version of Cry goes up in Geneva with a renewed distribution and arrives in Phrynichou on January 3 2022, only for 5 performances.

Dramatic editing: Anna Lemonaki

Set design: Lena Kitsopoulou

Lighting: Renato Campora

Assistant Director: Marilena Moschou

Sound Editing: Samuel Schmidiger

Research Associate: Thomas Jammet

Contact: Yolanda Herradi

Production: Bleu en Haut Bleu en Bas

Cast: Nikos Karathanos, Lena Kitsopoulou, Anna Lemonaki, Paulin Uge

“Strange Girl”, George Blana

An original “rebetiko musical” on the occasion of 210 years since the destruction of Smyrna and inspired by the life and work of Marika Ninou

Music: Dimitris Papadimitriou

Direction-drama edited by: Marianna Kalbari


Performances : Wednesday 6. 51) pm, Sunday 8pm, Thursday to Saturday 9pm

From 15 January-1 March


1942): A “strange girl” is born on a ship full of burning refugees from Izmir. With this ship, with all the ships that arrived from the long-suffering Smyrna, traveled not only a whole world and a culture that was to reshape modern Greece, but also a unique musical genre: the rebetiko. A genre that started from the “margin”, to be “legalized” by George Hadjidakis, with his famous lecture in the Basement of the Art Theater. A species that was loved and is still loved. Because where there is burning, there is rebetiko. Even if it has died as a species, as claimed by its passionate scholar, Elias Petropoulos…

The work is inspired by real people and events to compose a fiction that has as its subject the elegy of love and of itself rebetikou. A story about a passionate, talented singer who was saved from the fire of Smyrna, to “burn” from her crazy longing to live the ultimate love, the great success, the elusive happiness. The show will be accompanied by a series of events and concerts that will take place on both stages of the Art Theater in December and January and will have as their theme the destruction of Smyrna and rebetiko. The program of the parallel events will be announced with the detailed press release of the show.

Sets-costumes: Loukia Houliara

Lighting design: Stella Kaltsou

Assistant director: Marilena Moschou

Fig urban: Christina Kalbari, Ephemeral, chalk on blackboard, 2007

Starring: Veronika Davaki, Giannos Perlegkas etc.

Performances February – March

“Antigone”, Jean Anouilh

After the successful “Ritter, Dene, Boss”, the director approaches one of the most beautiful texts ever written about power.

Director: Maria Protopappa


Performances: Wednesday and Sunday at 8pm, Thursday to Saturday at 9pm

From February 4th to 18 April


By the KART team

The show is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture

In extreme situations of History, like the one we live in now, in which cosmogenic changes take place, of which we can NOT be aware before they are completed, in these Abrupt Passages-After changes of the historical man, the context and the need for the Collective CRUSH the individuals, but also their public character. We pass abruptly to the technologically, politically fixated man, who while enjoying public discourse, deprives him, as he lacks democracy and control of himself and his life. How much more his individual freedoms and privacy, at the moment when he is 'deliberately' exposed together with everyone, in the eyes of everyone. The difference between Anouig's work and the sophocles tragedy is that Anouil takes God out of the middle, there is no Higher Being here. It stands in the confrontation of man, as a unit, with power.

Scenes – lighting: Sakis Birbilis

Costumes: Eva Nathena

Movement: Katerina Fotiadis

Music: Lolek

Cast: Christos Stergioglou, Giannis Tsortekis, Kitty Paitazoglou, Adriana Andreovic, Dimitris Mamios

“Kokkalo”, Iolis Andreadi & Aris Asprouli

A poetic grand guinea pig ritual based on life and the work of Antonen Arto

Director: Ioli Andreadi


Performances: Monday / Tuesday at 9 pm

From 14 February to 14 April


From the cultural organization “Reon”

The show is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture

In order to be indebted It's just okay to let go.

But to live, you have to be someone.

You have to have a bone.

And don't be afraid to show it

– even if you have to lose your flesh for it.

Antonin Artaud

The most influential thinker, artist and theorist of modern theater returns to the stage with form of performer. A performer who carries within himself all versions of himself: the artist Arto, the genius Arto, the revolutionary Arto, the director, the lover, the reviewer, the inmate, the poet, the delusional, the aggressive, the epileptic, the self-destructive, the drug addict Arto, the Arto of 35 electroshock within a year, Arto who believed that they come to sleep and poison his dreams by doing magic, Arto who fell at a party and woke up when he was put in the morgue, the “insane” Arto for whom Lacan triumphed that “he was finally healed and will not have to rewrite anything anymore.” The performer-Arto brings his soul to the fore, undresses it and sings it. He recites it. In a dreamy landscape of memory he retrieves fragments of phrases, images, poems, plays, essays, lectures and letters and with the rhythm of music follows the descent of a deep and unspeakable confession. He composes in a deeply provocative way his final verdict against the modern idiocy, exposing the language to the hypocrisy of political correctness and restoring the theater of cruelty to its rightful place: in the burning hearts of the insurgents.

The cast and the contributors will be announced.

Artwork: Panagiotis Andrianos

“Dragon”, George Valais

A transcript of excerpts and references from the film of the same name, the universe of the book 8665144 by Roberto Bolaño and the explosion of the #MeToo movement.

Dramaturgy- Directed by: George Valais


Performances: Monday-Tuesday 8. 35) pm, Wednesday 9. 80) μμ

From 30 February to April () ART-FRYNICH THEATER

By One Plant productions

The play is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture

The play Dragon is a transcript of excerpts and references from the movie of the same name, the universe of the book 2666 by Roberto Bolaño and the explosion of the #MeToo movement. This transcript will use a very small percentage of events, narrative sequences and dialogues from its original references, so that the end result is a completely original work. The #MeToo movement has led to an unprecedented wave of freedom of speech for women who have experienced sexual violence or sexual harassment. Revelations of such cases, from Hollywood and Europe to Athens, have become commonplace and are increasingly disproving the way in which we accepted a hidden violence that existed around us. Delayed allegations of sexual harassment and global outcry against people who have used violence or power to contact or sexually harass someone, and all of us who agree with the public confession of these people fail to answer some basic questions. Why do so many men abuse women? Why is there such a long tradition of men raping women, men or young children? How can a society cope with the change of roles between the sexes that is happening at the moment?

Stage Design, Costumes: Eva Goulakou

Lighting: Tasos Paleoroutas

Motion: Giannis Nikolaidis

Music: TBC

Actors: George Valais, Katerina Zisoudi, Magda Kafkoula, Thodoris Pentidis, etc.

“Motel”, Vassilis Mavrogeorgiou

The first work on the thematic cycle “Violence everywhere”, which will employ playwrights commissioned by the Art Theater to create works for this year and next.

Director: Vassilis Mavrogeorgiou


Performances: Wednesday at 6. 35) pm, Sunday at 8pm, Thursday-Saturday at 9pm

From March 4 to 18 April


The show is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture OA

The murder of a woman was committed in a cheap, lonely Motel. The perpetrator escaped and the murder room now looks like it was taken out of a thriller. The owner of the Motel hires a man who does a strange profession, wanders from place to place, and undertakes to restore to a place where places where savage crimes have been committed. The owner's daughter – a twenty-year-old girl, a little different from the others – who is considered “strange” or “unbalanced” by the owner, becomes his assistant in this work. The relationship that is created between them is gradually becoming more and more essential, beyond any contract. As they clean and repair the space, they end up “cleaning” their stories and “repairing” their wounds. Vassilis Mavrogeorgiou's new work explores gender relations, the coexistence of people within social stereotypes and the identities that torment us through “labels” worn by others. Is the concept of healing based on something that is “built” between people or is it like a wallpaper that covers the “stains” of a crime in order to be forgotten in order to move on?

Scenes: Thalia Melissa

Music: Nikos Kypourgos

Costumes: Ifigenia Daountaki

Movement: Paris Mantopoulos

Lighting: Stella Kaltsou

Assistant : Kali Voikli

Production Production: Marilena Moschou

Cast: Nikos Alexiou, Ioanna Mavrea, Marianna Kalbari, Christos Sapountzis etc.


“The new clothes of the emperor”

A new adaptation – theatrical adaptation of the well-known fairy tale “The Emperor's New Clothes” by Hans Christian Andersen. . A work-mirror of our time, an era of appearance and the omnipotence of the image. A show that indirectly urges children to be critical of hypocrisy and vanity, appreciating the value of honesty, purity, simplicity. Due to the restrictions set by the pandemic regarding the visit of schools to theatrical venues, the show was specially designed to travel outside the theatrical stage and to be played in school venues and all kinds of event halls.

The show we plan to integrate normally into the planning of the theater during the holiday season and if of course conditions allow. Until then, it can be invited and played in non-theatrical venues, strictly adhering to the health protocol.

START OF PERFORMANCES in schools, events, etc: OCTOBER

The beginning of performances in the theater will be announced in November.

Theatrical adaptation: Eva Stilander

Text editing: Katerina Chalkoutsou

Direction, lyrics, music: Konstantinos Efstratiou

Sets, costumes, constructions: Myrto Kosmopoulou

Costume constructions: Martha Charalambidou

Stage graphic design: Eva Andronikidou

Cast: Konstantinos Efstratiou, Ioanna Bitouni, Konstantinos Vassilopoulos

For children up to 13 years. For information – reservations: 212) – 8665144, 212) – 8674657

(Mon – Fri 9. 51) – 15). 51))


The ART THEATER continues with the support of the Ministry of Culture internet activities that he inaugurated during the quarantine period, through productions that are designed exclusively or specifically for internet use.

the availability of the audio version of the work “The new clothes of the Emperor” adapted-radio-directed by Eva Stilander and music by Konstantinos Efstratios, in order for the work to be accessible via podcast to all his little friends Art Theater, wherever they are. In the audio version, the roles are played by young actors-students of the Drama School of the Art Theater.

INTERNET PREMIERE of an audio performance: November 1st

of Arta and the Lygers of the Underworld “, which premiered on the historic bridge of Arta in July 2021 in the context of the organization of the Ministry of Education “All Greece a culture”. The radio direction is by Thodoris Abazis who also signs the music of the show. Performers: Katerina Lipiridou, Vassilis Mavrogeorgiou, Thodoris Skyftoulis, Amalia Tsekoura.

Santouri: Stella Arabatzoglou (saxophone), Ioanna Riga (santouri)

INTERNET November, a day for the elimination of violence against women

On the same day, the web-only show “Her own revolution” will have an online premiere -directed by Marianna Kalbari) who gives voice to the brave women who wrote and directed theater during the years of the Revolution. The actors and dancers-acrobats play alphabetically:

Veronika Davaki, Nontas Damopoulos, Lena Kitsopoulou, Nestor Kopsidas, Antigoni Linardou, Dimitris Magginas, Ioanna Mavrea, Marilena Moschou, Lena Papalis, Lena Papalis as well as the musician Kleon Antoniou. The web show was sponsored by the Attica Region.

INTERNET PREMIERE: 25 November, Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

The digital repertoire will include the works that excelled in the web and audio competition announced by the ART THEATER this season 2017) – 25) on “and the mouths shouted what the heart felt “. There were many entries with many interesting texts. The works that were distinguished and are going to be “uploaded” digitally by the ART THEATER will be announced with a special press release on Thursday 20 October.


A number of parallel events (speeches, concerts, educational programs) starting in December '23 with main thematic axes 210 years since the destruction of Smyrna, the rebetiko song but also the 95 years since the founding of the Karolos Koun Art Theater (2017)).

This year training programs will be linked to all of the above a but also with the repertoire itself, the creators and the themes of the season.

A detailed program of all the parallel actions and events will be announced by the ART THEATER in November.

The Theater Art will function as a covid free space. To enter the site it is necessary to show a certificate of vaccination or a certificate of illness of the last semester