10/10 - 27/10 @ SGT: Ektoras Lygizos “Noises Off” by Michael Frayn. Don't miss it! :)
Ektoras Lygizos: “Noises Off” by Michael Frayn | 10/10/2018 - 27/10/2018 (no performances on Mondays-Tuesdays) | 20.30 | Onassis Cultural Centre
This year, there’ll be all manner of "Noises Off", on and round the OCC stage. The actors forget their lines, the director rages, the costumes fall apart, and everyone and everything’s always in the wrong place at the wrong time. A play within a play, a farce within a farce, cock-ups piled on cock-ups. Michael Frayn's classic British farce directed by Ektoras Lygizos as a hymn to all the myriad things that can go wrong.
At weekends 13-14 and 20-21 October 2018 with English surtitles
Duration: 2 hours and 15 minutes (with no intermission)
On an impressive stage set, a human hive abuzz with insults and misunderstandings, the actors forget their lines, the director rages, the costumes fall apart, and the sardines, the axes and the bouquets of flowers are always in the wrong place at the wrong time... Welcome backstage: to the place where every attempt at rationality backfires. Where dark instincts emerge from the shadows and roles—like zombies—devour the actors. “That's what it's all about, doors and sardines. Getting on, getting off. Getting the sardines on, getting the sardines off. That's farce. That's—that's the theatre. That’s life”, as we hear in Noises Off (1982) by Michael Frayn. Five years after Room Service, Ektoras Lygizos returns to the Onassis Cultural Centre to direct—and play the director—in the classic British farce which sits us backstage in a theatre and invites us to ponder on this: “What happens when everything goes wrong?” A madcap production from a director who warns us that: “In this production, backstage, the quintessential space of disaster and chaos, takes over the stage, expansive and voracious...”.
Translation, Adaptation and Direction: Ektoras Lygizos Set Design: Clio Boboti Costumes: Alkistis Mamali Lighting Design: Dimitris Kasimatis Movement – body/physical preparation: Chara Kotsali Make-up & Hair Design: Ioanna Lygizou Sound Design: Brian Coon Assistant Director: Eva Vlassopoulos Assistant Set Designer: Eleni Aidoni Assistant Costume Designer: Alexandra Giannakandropoulou Set Construction: Panagiotis Lazaridis Women's Costumes Construction: Eleni Komninou Men's Costumes Construction: Giorgos Parliaros Production Manager: Electra Arzimanoglou Executive Production: Grasshopper Produced by: Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens Cast: Konstantinos Avarikiotis, Michalis Kimonas, Giannis Klinis, Sofia Kokkali, Emily Koliandri, Ektoras Lygizos, Anna Mascha, Aris Balis, Areti Seidaridou Special thanks to Giorgos Axiotis. Special thanks to Xenia Kalogeropoulou, Stamatis Fasoulis and Anna Panagiotopoulou for coming up with the Greek title for Noises Off and allowing us to use it. PARALLEL EVENT Friday 12 October After performance talk with Ektoras Lygizos, Clio Boboti, Eva Vlassopoulos, Brian Coon and 8 of the actors/actresses. Moderated by Platon Mavromoustakos, Τheatre specialist - Professor of Theatre Studies at the University of Athens
OCC's Friends & General Presale: from 10 SEP 2018, 12:00 Full price: 7, 8, 12, 18, 22 € Reduced, Friend & Groups 5-9 people: 7, 10, 14, 18 € Groups 10+ people: 6, 9, 13, 16 € Νeighbourhood residents: 7 € People with disabilities & Unemployed: 5 € | Companions: 7, 10 € Group ticket reservations at email@example.com Early bird from 19 JUL (14:00) to 10 SEP 2018 (11:59): 13, 16 € limited number of tickets
10/10/2018 - 27/10/2018 (no performances on Mondays-Tuesdays)