In Syros, the place where it takes place almost entirely 'The big Chimera' of M. Karagatsis, is playing the homonymous play by Dimitris Tarlow, who managed to "steal" the hearts of audience and critics from the very first appearance in the Athens and Epidaurus Festival in July 2014.
The show is a very big event for Syros when you consider the marketing and success. World premiere at the Athens and Epidaurus Festival on 14 July 2014. sold out performances at the Poreia Theatre from November 22 2014 to May 24, 2015 !! and the Apollon Theater in Syros from 29 May to 1 June 2015.
For four days, the audience of Syros will have the opportunity to follow the story of a French, Marina Barre, who comes to live in Greece in love and married to a Greek shipowner, but also passionate about Greek classical education. But by coming in contact with the same country of her dreams, she meets her own Chimeras: the dramatic landscape, rough and sensual at the same time to drift in a fatal passionate swirl, sparks old psychological wounds and leads to self-destruction.
Karagatsis in this novel, which closes the trilogy known 'Giougkerman - Liapkin - Chimera', thoroughly studies the possibility of adapting foreigns to the Greek reality, and the ambivalence of the Greeks towards the West. Hides well his extreme pitch black romance beneath a veil of cynicism or cruelty. In deep despair he transforms Marina at chimera, denying the meaning of love. We think that we achieve, we fall in love, we create spiritually. All eventually burned down to the harsh Greek light. Like flies entranced by the unknown, to become a prey at a time. This fateful moment describes Karagatsis.
The theatrical adaptation of the work belongs to Stratis Paschalis and director Dimitris Tarlow. Sets - Costumes: Helen Manolopoulou. Music: Katerina Polemi. Lyrics: Stratis Paschalis. Movement - Choreography: Zoi Chatziantoniou.
The show starring: Alexandra Aidini (Marina), Nikos Psaras (John) Homer Poulakis (Minas), Sophia Seirli (Reizaina), Iliana Mavromatis, Alice Alexandraki Dimitris Tarlow, Katerina Tramba and Royal Panagiotoglou.
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