Due to the ongoing pandemic, all performance dates are subject to change.
Based on the novel by Luis Sepúlveda.
Zorba, a huge, fat, black cat was basking in the sun, when suddenly he saw a seagull landing in front of him, her whole body soaked in oil. With her dying breath, she got Zorba to promise her something unthinkable: that he would look after the egg that she lay, and, once hatched, he would teach the baby gull how to fly. But how could a cat teach a seagull how to fly? Zorba and the other tomcats hanging around the port, a typical gang of street-smart ‘guys’, embrace a creature that was brought to them out of necessity. Through her, they learn that the power of love can make anything possible.
With an 18-year-old experience in solidary theatre for children, Vangelis Theodoropoulos and the Neos Kosmos Theatre create a performance for the Athens Festival that is meant for spectators of all ages and ethnicities, particularly children with a first-hand experience of social exclusion. Greek, English, French, Urdu, Farsi and Arabic but also cat and seagull language are mixed up in this joyful Babel, inspired by the eponymous novel of award-winning author Luis Sepúlveda, adapted for the stage by Andri Theodotou and brought to life at Peiraios 260 by a talented group of artists. Refugee and immigrant children will be included in the audience. The performance will subsequently go our tour at refugee welcome centres and solidarity organisations, in collaboration with the Médecins Sans Frontières.
Adapted by Andri Theodotou
Directed by Vangelis Theodoropoulos
Music: Foivos Delivorias
Set and costume design: Magdalini Avgerinou
Movement: Sofia Paschou
Assistant director: Maria Papalexi
Cast: Stratos Christou, Thanos Lekkas, Apostolos Psychramis, Andri Theodotou, Lydia Tzanoudaki.
As part of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2020. Based on the novel by Luis Sepúlveda. Music: Foivos Delivorias. Cast: Stratos Christou, Thanos Lekkas, Apostolos Psychramis, etc.
To be announced.