18/11/2018 Parabases - Gabriel García Márquez: The Incredible and Sad Tale of Innocent Eréndira and
Parabases - Gabriel García Márquez: The Incredible and Sad Tale of Innocent Eréndira and Her Heartless Grandmother | 18/11/2018 | 17.00 | SNFCC
For the new season, Parabases, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center’s Readers Theater, transforms the Lighthouse into a literary salon, where audiences have the opportunity to enjoy famous actors semi-staged performances of short stories by great writers, from Edgar Allan Poe to Giorgos Ioannou. Six Sunday afternoons are dedicated to six masters of short-form writing, in six rehearsed readings designed for modern audiences, approaching a classic genre in a fresh and original way.
In November, Parabases feature Gabriel García Márquez, one of the greatest 20th-century literary authors and the most renowned exponent of magical realism, in a production directed by Argyro Chioti. The short story The Incredible and Sad Tale of Innocent Eréndira and Her Heartless Grandmother is one of Marques’ finest works – a tragic, human story as well as a magical parable on abuse of power and social injustice by a masterful storyteller who captured the beauty and tragedy of Latin America. Eréndira is a beautiful teenage girl who has mystical experiences. When her grandmother's home is destroyed in a fire caused by Eréndira, her grandmother forces her into prostitution to pay for the damage. She makes her grandmother rich, but manages to escape in her visions.
Staging: Argyro Chioti Featuring Evi Saoulidou Music: Alexis Karaiskakis-Nastos, cello Faidon Miliadis, violin
The short story is kindly provided by Nefeli Publishing, from Άπαντα διηγήματα (2015) translated into Greek by Klety Sotiriadou.
Free admission by online pre-registration here. Online pre-registration starts on Wednesday 07/11 at 12.00.
Late seating can be only allowed in case of a pause.