By Nikos Vassiliadis
With Iro Mane
Directed by: George Karamichos
The grand success returns for a few anniversary performances
From the 20th of October.
The Michael Cacoyannis Foundation
On October 20th, 2010, began the exciting journey of the exquisite monologue by Nikos Vassiliadis, directed by George Karamichos, with Iro Mane in the most shocking interpretation of her career. 11 years later, on October 20th, 2021, the tragic comedy, which both moved and troubled, was loved by the public and received rave reviews, comes to the Theatre Hall of the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, for a limited number of anniversary performances.
A performance which is both an apology and a confession transports us to another era.
Erasmia, a widow, raises her only daughter trapped in her pavilion and in the suffocating environment of a provincial town full of taboos, stereotypes and prejudices that prevent her from desires, from falling in love, and ultimately, from living.
It is a grave offense for her to desire what she should not. The temptation exists inside her own home. He is her brother in law. He goes by the name Argyris. He is short but well endowed. And how could Erasmia possibly go against libido. Evil is not slow to happen… it desires the forbidden. And when she dares to invite it, the punishment is immediate and disastrous.
Let him understand who can…
Iro Mane in the role of Erasmia.
Theatrical adaptation: Emmanuela Alexiou – George Karamichos
Direction: George Karamichos
Lighting design: Michalis Bouris
Set design: Christina Costea
Costumes: Elena Papanicolaou
Music supervision: George Nanouris
Performance song: Costas Leivadas
Vocals for song: Iro Mane
Assistant director: Virginia Kyprioti
Photography: Manto Vasili
Writing about the performance:
“George Karamichos in his first direction in adaptation, of the novel “The Notary Public” by Nikos Vassiliadis, together with Emmanuela Alexiou, conjured with humour, controlled passion and balanced courage, Iro Mane in a scandalous monologue, full of juice and folksy estrus, lust and provincial petty-bourgeois ethics with hidden perversions and pure-minded morals”.
K. Georgoysopoulos, TA NEA
“An unrecognizable Iro Mane was revealed to the public with the “Notary Public”. Without losing her balanced comedic instinct, which has established her audience, she is bravely tested in her dramatic interpretive range, balancing admirably between the joys and the tragic nuances of the role of the sexless Erasmia.”
I. Blatsou, TO PONTIKI
“… In turn, Iro Mane, an actress identified with comedy, gives herself up to Erasmia, following her in her stories, feeling her woes, sympathizing with her anxieties. And not only that. She follows her in her secret, inner, erotic paths, and transforms. She casts aside, for a while, her shame, takes off the clothes of the conservative widow and abandons herself to the female who had lived oppressed. Only her revolution leads to her defeat. A defeat which emerges victorious for the actress. Highly enjoyable”.
M. Loverdou, TO VHMA
“(Iro Mane) as Erasmia, mature, master of her media, with sharpened sensibilities, technique and self-control, composed an interpretive score for voice, personal rhythms and breathing, movement, expression, instantaneous transitions of style, speech, idioms and gestures. She surprised by shooting from dramatic to comic idiom, with the femininity of her transformation and with the aesthetic measure that does not allow the spicy or bold implication to fall into a sexist abstention for the audience. Mane’s Erasmia has been inscribed in the brilliant series of classic, modern Greek monologues”.
Annie Koltsidopoulou, Kathimerini
Performance days and hours:
From 20/10/2021 until 24/10/2021
Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday at 19.00
Thursday, Friday at 20.30
Duration: 70 minutes
Zone A: 18€ / reduced 15€ (student/unemployed)
Zone B: 15€ / reduce 12€ (student/unemployed)
Ticket presale: Ticketservises.gr – viva.gr – artinfor.gr
Information – reservations: 210.9213310
The Michael Cacoyannis Foundation 206 Piraeus street, Tavros, Tel: 2103418550
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