Due to the ongoing pandemic, all performance dates are subject to change
The stage is transformed into a radio studio. Actors perform Ibsen’s A Doll’s House as if it were broadcast on a radio station. Nikos Karathanos’ concept was inspired by a specific image: “A radio station somewhere in the country, say Karpenisi, on a Christmas night, broadcasting Ibsen’s A Doll’s Play. Imagine having your voice broadcast; imagine shouting loudly without being seen by anyone. When one is on the radio one feels so lonely, so disabled, so incomplete, and at the same time, it feels like one’s voice has become superhumanly strong. And yet sometimes, when you talk on the radio, it feels like the whole world can hear you. But does anybody actually listen to you?”
The loneliness of the body is accentuated by the agonising attempts of the voice to be heard. Do we listen more intently when we are unable to see? Do we see any deeper when we trust the world of hearing? A stellar cast, featuring Christos Loulis, Galini Chatzipaschali, Angelos Papadimitriou and Nikos Karathanos himself, who has also directed and conceived this performance, become the radio announcers of this strongly personal reading, in which Dimitris Kamarotos’ sound dramaturgy and Angelos Triantafyllou’s music feature prominently. A performance conveying the love for radio drama, while also emphasising the comeback of language in a hearing-based type of theatre.
Translated by Giorgos Skevas
Directed and adapted by Nikos Karathanos
Set design: Myrto Lambrou
Costume design: Elli Papageorgakopoulou
Music: Angelos Triantafyllou
Movement: Amalia Bennett
Assistant director: Ioanna Bitouni
Photos - Promo material art direction: Christos Simeonidis
Cast (in alphabetical order) Vasiliki Driva, Nikos Karathanos, Eleni Kokkidou, Christos Loulis, Ioanna Bitouni, Angelos Papadimitriou, Galini Chatzipaschali
Executive producers POLYPLANITY Productions/ Yolanda Markopoulou & Vicky Strataki
As part of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2020. Directed and adapted by Nikos Karathanos. Cast featuring Christos Loulis, Galini Chatzipaschali and Angelos Papadimitriou among others
To be announced.