Parabases: Alkistis of Euripides - Εικόνα

The series Parabases, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center readers theater, has resumed at the SNFCC Lighthouse since February 2022. 

On the occasion of hosting the iconic sculpture of Louise Bourgeois, Maman, brought to the Esplanade of the Cultural Center by NEON and the SNFCC, three 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. 

Following the readings of Eugene O’Neill’s Mourning Becomes Electra, directed by Georgia Mavragani, and August Strindberg’s The Father, directed by Maria Magkanari, the series is concluded on Sunday, April 10, 2022, with Elena Mavridou attempting her stage reading of Alkistis, the enigmatic play of Euripides that balances on the cusp between tragedy and satirical drama. 

Elena Mavridou:

Elena Mavridou is a graduate of the National Theatre of Northern Greece. She and Dimitra Kouza are artistic directors of Horos Theatre Company. Elena Mavridou teaches acting at the yearly workshop of Horos, as well as acting and improvisation at the Municipality of Agia Varvara Drama School and at “Texnon 100” Drama Academy. As an actor, she has worked with the following directors: Simos Kakalas, Michail Marmarinos, Katerina Evangelatos, Yorgos Zois, Penny Panayotopoulou, Dominik Moll, Mustafa Avkiran, Sotiris Hatzakis, Victor Arditti, and others. As a director, she has directed the following performances: Waiting for Godot, The Ward, Lampros, Little Red Riding Hood in the Forest of Fairy Tales. She has been awarded the “Melina Mercouri” best actress award 2008, the “Karolos Koun” best actress award, and best actress award for Elina Fessa’s Greek short film Tracks at the Athens International Film Festival 2017. 

Translation: Konstantinos Christomanos
Directed by: Elena Mavridou
Music: George Mavridis

Cast (alphabetically):
Thanasis Dovris, Dimitra Kouza, Stergios Kontakiotis
Dimitris Lalos, Nicolas Papadomichelakis

Sunday 10/04 | 17.00

Advance Ticket Sales Points:
•    online on Ticket Services website here
•    by phone: 210 7234567 (Ticket Services)

Ticket Prices: 
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.

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Important information:

  • 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.
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  • 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.

See also

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WOW Sounds: Hania Rani


Sunday 07/04, 21:00

Prima Facie by Suzie Miller | Staged reading of selected scenes


Sunday 07/04, 20:00

Screening | Gloria: In Her Own Words