Which is the greater ecstasy? The man’s or the woman’s? And are they not perhaps the same?” – Virginia Woolf, Orlando
Following the very successful performance of “Intolerance” at Onassis Cultural Centre, Io Voulgaraki is now adapting and directing Virginia Woolf’s masterpiece Orlando, starring Amalia Kavali, with support from the British Council.
According to publicity materials: “This performance shows us Orlando in the present, in her “here” and “now” just before her end. In such a time, she tells us of the greatest moments of her life in her ultimate endeavor to achieve human contact. Through the process of recollection, she faces her most extreme experiences, at times earthly and natural and at others transcendental. She begins her narration from the start, as we always do when facing death or the unknown.”
The performance is in Greek, in a new translation by Dr. Niketas Siniossoglou.
The company expects to travel and perform in the UK later next year. “At least we would all love to visit and perform in the Woolfian birthplace and will do our best to achieve it,” wrote actress Amalia Kavali in an email to Blogging Woolf.
Opening: Sept. 30 through Dec. 4
Dates & times: Friday – Saturday – Sunday at 21:00
Running Time: 70 minutes
Tickets: 12 € general admission, 8 € concessions
Address: Skrow Theater, 5 Arhellaou Street, Pagrati, Athens, Greece
Reservations: 210 7235 842 (11:00 a.m – 14:00 p.m. and 17:00 p.m. – 20:30 p.m.)
Contact: Maria Tsolaki | 6974 76 78 90, 210 76 27 966 | email@example.com
Translation: Niketas Siniossoglou
Adaptation – Direction: Io Voulgaraki
Stage and Costume design: Magdalene Avgerinou
Stage Lighting: Karol Jarek
Hair designer: Alex Scissors
Make-up designer: Marina Stat
Programme & Poster Photographs by: Kiki Papadopoulou
Teaser-Trailer: Sebastian Fragopoulos
Performer: Amalia Kavali
Download the flyer, which appears on Page 63 of the current issue of the magazine, Greece is at http://www.greece-is.com/greece-is-democracy-2016/.