Enigma Variations – Eric- Emmanuel Schmitt

Direction: Sotiris Tsafoulias- Pygmalion Dadakaridis

Performing: Giannis Bezos, Pygmalion Dadakaridis

From the 4th of February

Giannis Bezos and Pygmalion Dadakaris star in “Enigma Variations”.  An interview that leads to a hard game of truth and at the same time reveals a tender and sensitive world.  Sotiris Tsafoulias meets Pygmalion Dadakaris as directors and together, through the play, they come face to face with dichotomy, isolation, human relationships and the eternal mysteries of love.

Story-line:

Abel Znorko (Giannis Bezos) is a Nobel-Prize winning writer who lives alone in Rosvanoi, a small island in the Norwegian Sea, avoiding  everything, especially people.  Having recently published his 21st book, which has become a huge success, he agrees to give an interview to a journalist called Eric Larsen (Pygmalion Dadakaridis), who has been besieging him for a very long time.

How random was the choice Abel Znorko made to accept this particular journalist and how random was Eric Larsen’s choice in this particular writer?

What connects the two men and what paths will they have to cross and overcome, as the twists and turns come one after the other in a story where the position of the cat and the mouse is constantly changing.

Director’s note :

Dichotomy is perhaps the greatest pandemic of mankind.  Human societies have always shown a greater preference for the symbol of division

But if we sit quietly and study what separates us, we will see that there is a common foundation.  It is like two people fighting over which of a trees branches is more distinct, ignoring the fact that all the branches have the same starting point, the same trunk.

We are not divided about where we want to go, but about  which path we will take in order to get somewhere.  Heraclitus believed that the world is created by “fire”, opposites, and the war between opposites, in which he adds:  “opposite paths have a single direction – from opposites, the most beautiful harmony is born”.

But what if in each such case we could soberly discern our commonalities?  If we could understand that every concept or definition automatically includes the opposite of what its name implies?  Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt’s Enigma Variations is a work that essentially shows us that that which divides us can easily be turned into that which unites us for what other cause than? A better life, governed by unity and love, in its true and universal dimension.

Sotiris Tsafoulias

“What is it that isolates us and what connects us in human relationships.  What does it mean to love and fall in love.  How can loneliness and fear change the harshest version of ourselves and lead us to love and acceptance.  Through this exquisite text, together with my good friend, Sotiris Tsafoulias, and the wonderful Mr. Giannis Bezos, we touch the Enigma Variations and travel to a world where time but also  man reach their most important moment after birth… to love and to how bravely and through such difficulty this love is discovered and accepted before time passes us by….”

Pygmalion Dadakaridis

Creative Team:

Translation: Eva Kotanidi

Direction: Sotiris Tsafoulias, Pygmalion Dadakaridis

Set design: Constantinos Zamanis

Costume design: Agis Panagiotou

Lighting design: Lefteris Pavlopoulos

Music composition: Thodoris Economou

Movement supervision: Bilio Marneli

Assistant director: Panagiota Papadimitriou

Assistant costume designer: Eva Kamperidou

Performing  :

Giannis Bezos, Pygmalion Dadakaridis

Production: Performing Arts & Entertainment LTD

Production Management: Takis Georgas

Communication MCF: Mary Kaldara mkaldara@mcf.gr (m. 6944 610061)

PERFORMANCE DAYS & TIMES

Wednesday to Sunday

From 04/02/2022

Wednesday & Sunday 7pm

Thursday & Friday 9pm

Saturday 6pm & 9pm

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Zone B: 20€ / Reduced: 15€

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