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National Theatre Presents Play “My Mother’s Sin” in Ancient Sites Across Greece

 

 

Still from “My Mother’s Sin,” a play adapted from a short story by Giorgios Vizyenos. Photo: AMNA

 

As part of the nation’s “All of Greece, One Culture” initiative from the Greek Ministry of Culture, the National Theatre will stage performances of Georgios Vizyenos’ modern dramatic masterpiece “My Mother’s Sin.”

Originally a short story by the Greek writer, the work has been adapted into a play which has been performed to great acclaim at Harvard and Yale and Columbia Universities and the University of Illinois at Chicago over the last two years.

As part of an effort to make Greek theater works more accessible to wider audiences, the play will be performed in English.

The dramas will be presented in a number of spectacular ancient theaters and archaeological sites in Attica and the Peloponnese, including Eleusina, Salamina, Nafplio, Epidaurus and Mycenae.

Vizyenos’ material draws on personal and family memories, and the traditions and experiences of ordinary life in Eastern Thrace, interpreted through the prism of his own intellect and education.

All the performances will be offered free of charge by the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports. The only fee to attendees is the cost of the ticket to enter each site. Booking ahead of time, however, is mandatory this year.

For more information and a program for this major cultural event, please check out the  listing here.

All those interested in the many other offerings this summer across Greece, please visit the website for the Culture Ministry here.

Directed by Danae Roussou, the plays will be performed by Rena Kyprioti. Music will be performed Nikos Kypourgos.

Performances:

Sunday, July 19th – Ancient Theatre of Thoricus in Lavrio.
Wednesday, July 22nd – Archaeological Site of the Lyceum of Aristotle
Saturday July 25th, Byzantine Monastery of Daphni in Chaidari.
Tuesday July 28th, Greek Orthodox Church of St George in Galatsi. (Omorfoklisià)

Wednesday August 5th Fortress of Palamidi in Nafplion.
Tuesday, August 11th, Archaeological Museum in Salamis (Salamina)
Tuesday, August 18th, Ancient Corinth,
Thursday, August 20th, Little Theatre of the Ancient City of Epidaurus
Saturday August 29th, Archaeological Museum of Aegina.

Tuesday, September 1st, Plato’s Academy Archaeological Park.
Thursday, September 3rd Archaeological Museum of Piraeus.
Saturday, September 5th, Roman Agora.

Tuesday, September 8th, Archaeological Site of Eleusis.(Eleusina)
Friday, September 11th, Archaeological Site of Mycenae.
Thursday, September 17th, Monastery of Kaisariani.

 

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