An imaginary encounter between Orson Welles and William Shakespeare’s world.
Shakespeare’s The Tempest meets the Golden Age of Hollywood and the brilliant, rebellious artist known as Orson Welles in this new work by director Yannis Houvardas. The poetic, original text is now set in a mythical yet familiar environment, drawing on two swan songs: the English dramatist’s last play and Welles’ final, unfinished movie The Other Side of the Wind. Prospero’s world, his “magical island”, will be reimagined as a large, old Hollywood studio. The characters will all be recognizable, legendary stars of Hollywood films. The present performance, a spectacular mixture of theatre and cinema, with brilliant actors representing all generations of the Greek theatre, will exude an aura of matter struggling to become spirit, such stuff as dreams are made on.
Conceived, adapted, and directed by Yannis Houvardas
Collaboration in stage adaptation: Eri Kyrgia
Set design: Eva Manidaki
Costume design: Ioanna Tsami
Music: Thodoris Economou
Choreography: Fokas Evangelinos
Movement: Markella Manoliadi
Lighting design: Simos Sarketzis
Video design: Pantelis Makkas
Sound design: Costas Bokos
Make-up artist: Achilleas Charitos
Hairstyling: Dimitris Apostolidis
Tap dance coach: Thanos Daskalopoulos
Production manager: Efi Panourgia
Assistants to the director: Aspasia-Maria Alexiou, Iliana Kaladami
Second assistants to the director: Nefeli Vlachopanagioti, Magda Kafkoula
Cast: Aris Balis, Eleni Boukli, Pygmalion Dadakaridis, Haris Fragoulis, Ektoras Lygizos, Alexandros Mylonas, Antonis Myriagos, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Dimitris Passas, Dimitris Piatas, Alkistis Poulopoulou, Giannis Vogiatzis
With English surtitles / With Greek surtitles on opening night for persons with hearing impairment.
As part of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2022.
Directed by Yannis Houvardas. Cast: Aris Balis, Eleni Boukli, Pygmalion Dadakaridis, Haris Fragoulis, Ektoras Lygizos, Alexandros Mylonas and more.
VIP 30€ • Zone Α΄ 25€/ Students/ 65+/ Artist Unions 20€ • Zone Β΄ 20€/ Students/ 65+/ Artist Unions 12€ • Unemployed/ Art School Students 5€