MARYLAND by Lucy Kirkwood - Εικόνα

A script-in-hand performance of Lucy Kirkwood’s Maryland at WOW Athens 2023.

Kirkwood’s play is an immediate, extraordinary, communal rallying cry in response to the normalising of horrific actions being committed against all women.

"This play was for many years a private conversation with myself," says Kirkwood. "I hesitate to even call it a play when it is simply a howl, a way of expressing what I feel about a culture of violence against women, but I am sharing it because I wonder if it might express a little of what other people feel about it too."

Maryland was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre over three weeks with a rolling cast of 50 actors and has been made available for people to stage their own readings around the country.

The play is translated by Alexandra K* and directed by Katerina Giannopoulou.

Cast: Aulona Lupa, Gogo Papaioannou, Vasilis Safos, Nancy Sideri, Lydia Tzanoudaki

After the Stage Reading, there will be a discussion, moderated by Eri Kyrgia, dramaturge-translator, former Artistic Director of the National Theatre.

Saturday 01/04, 21.00


The event will be offered with simultaneous interpretation into the Greek Sign Language.  

Advance Ticket Sales Points:

  • Online on Ticket Services website 
  • By phone: 210 7234567 (Ticket Services)
  • At the Ticket Services Box Office (Panepistimiou 39, Athens)

Online tickets pre-sales (Members)
Online tickets pre-sales (Public)

This event is not part of the WOW Festival Pass 2023.

Pre-sale for Members starts on Thursday 16/02 at 18.00 (limited number of tickets).
Pre-sale for the public starts on Friday 17/02 at 18.00.

    Ticket Prices: 

    General entrance €12, concessions €8

    Concession tickets of €8 are available to students, people aged 65+,  minors up to 17 years old, the unemployed, Persons with Disabilities along with their companion, multi-child families and residents of the Municipality of Kallithea. Children can sit with their chaperones in any zone, with a concessions ticket.

    On the day of the concert, 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, certification of disability, utility bill for residents of Kallithea)

    Free tickets are available to Persons with Disabilities, by contacting the call center at 210 7234567 or via email at and by showing their ID and certification of disability on the day of the event.

    Important information:

    • Doors open at 20.00.
    • 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.
    • Age recommendation: For ages 13+.
    • All SNFCC areas are accessible to people with disabilities.
    • For more information or clarifications, please contact the SNFCC switchboard on 216 8091000.


    See also

    Monday 03/04, 18:30

    Artist Talk: Guerrilla Girls