If your idea of a night out at the theatre in Athens means sitting on ancient marble and watching spins on Sophocles, here’s a great introduction to the inventive (and great value) biosphere of contemporary Greek drama.
Popular Greek actor Argyris Pandazaras has taken Shakespeare’s eternal tale of doomed love as the framework for his own spirited rendition at the Poreia Theatre, near the National Archaeological museum. A pair of star-crossed lovers invades a theatre to play out their own romantic drama in a perpetual game of roles that flirts with the boundaries between everyday life and myth.
The performance lasts for one hour, without intermission, and English subtitles are available on the following dates: Sunday 31 October; Tuesday 23 November; Sunday 19 December; and Monday 10 January 2022. Covid health and safety protocols are in effect for all live performances in Athens. Check the event link below for details.