Parabases, the SNFCC’s readers theater, returns to the Lighthouse of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) for a fifth year. Three new-generation female directors negotiate three milestone theatrical pieces that center around motherhood and the emotional development of humans, as the latter is inextricably linked with early life experiences. The cycle opens in February with the premiere of Eugene O’Neill’s masterpiece Mourning Becomes Electra (part 1: Homecoming), adapted and directed by Georgia Mavragani.
The cycle will continue with August Strindberg’s The Father, directed by Maria Magkanari, and Euripides’s Alcestis, directed by Elena Mavridou.
On Sunday, February 20, at 17:00, the first part (Homecoming) of Eugene O’Neill’s masterpiece Mourning Becomes Electra is staged at the SNFCC Lighthouse, in its distinguished translation by Errikos Belies, adapted and directed by Georgia Mavragani. Eight actors and a musician will unfold the story of the Mannon family. Using microphones and sounds, and highlighting O’Neill’s magnificent stage directions, this eight-strong “Chorus” will tell — and, at times, reenact — the powerful words of the celebrated American writer, as a familiar story from the olden days.
Georgia Mavragani studied Pedagogy at the University of Patras, and Theater at the University of Athens Department of Theater Studies and at the preparatory postgraduate department of DasArts in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Her shows have been staged at theaters Amore, Askisi, Poreia, Chora, Epi Kolono, Empros, Porta, at the National Theatre of Northern Greece, Onassis Stegi, Athens and Epidaurus Festival, the Experimental stage of the National Theater of Greece, and the Cyprus Theatre Organisation (THOC). She has directed, among others, Robert Musil’s The Confusions of Young Törless (adaptation of the novel, transl. Alexandros Isaris), Gjak and Domestication by Dimosthenis Papamarkos, The Lucky Soldier by Xenia Kalogeropoulou and Thomas Moschopoulos, Oresteia / The Eumenides by Aeschylus, as well as the original performances “The suicide’s rooftop,” “First hand – A performance about tobacco plants,” “Innocent no more,” “Life is not an easy thing,” “Così fan tutti,” “Everything I know about the world,” “Old age – A chorus,” “Nevertheless.”
She is a founding member of Kinisi Mavili, and has taught acting at Delos acting school since 2010, staging readers theater with the school’s students. Since 2003, she has also been working as a teacher in public primary education. She has conducted acting and performance workshops for professional and amateur actors (bios, Little Theater - Agrinio, Hellenic Cancer Society, etc.), exploring the possibilities and techniques of documentary theater.
Translation: Errikos Belies
Adapted - Directed by: Georgia Mavragani
Music: Haris Neilas
Cast (alphabetically): Thanasis Dovris, Nikos Gialelis, Rania Kelaiditi, Marina Papoulia, Elina Rizou, Konstantinos Siozos, Roula Tzimou, Konstantinos Zografos
Accessibility Services: The show is staged with Greek Sign Language Interpretation
Sunday, 20/02 | 17:00
Advance Ticket Sales Points:
• online on Ticket Services website here
• by phone: 210 7234567 (Ticket Services)
General entrance € 10, reduced € 5
Concession tickets of 5€ are available to students, people aged 65+, children and young people aged up to 18 years old, the unemployed, companions of Persons with Disabilities, multi-child families and residents of the Municipality of Kallithea.
On the day of the event, concession ticket holders will be asked to show their ID, as well as supporting documentation (student card, unemployment card, family status certificate for multi-child parents, utility bill for residents of Kallithea)
Free tickets are available to Persons with Disabilities, by contacting the call center at 210 7234567 and by showing their ID and certification of disability on the day of the event.
There will be simultaneous interpretation in Greek Sign Language
Pre-sale for Members starts on Wednesday 09/02 at 12.00
Pre-sale for the public starts on Thursday 10/02 at 12.00
- Doors open at 16.00
- We suggest that you be at the location no later than 30' minutes before the commencement of the event.
- Entrance will be possible up to 10 minutes before the event's commencement.
- Pre-sale is required. No order of priority will be available on-site.
- All SNFCC areas are accessible to people with disabilities.
- For more information or clarifications, please contact the SNFCC switchboard on 216 8091000.
According to the latest measures to protect public health from the risk of spreading COVID-19, a valid vaccination certificate or a valid disease certificate, is required for the public to enter the event venue, as the venue operates as a pure venue. The above applies to adults. Μinors from 4 to 17 years old may, alternatively, submit a statement of negative self test (24 hours), a certificate of PCR (72 hours) or rapid (48 hours) diagnostic test, in accordance with the recent government measures.
A parallel identity check will be carried out on the persons who show the required certificates, as provided by law.
Participants must wear a mask and keep their distance both during attendance and during events and in accordance with the instructions of NPHO.
Due to public health measures, there may be changes regarding either the staging of the event, or the maximum number of participants.
This event comes under a grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). Alongside the majority of its events, which are free thanks to a series of SNF grants, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center also organizes a number of events with affordable tickets, thus enriching its income sources and securing its long-term financial integrity.