Nostalgia. Homer’s quest for the homeland. The Holocaust. The three hefty pillars of an unconventional theatrical experience at ultra-urban outdoor art space, Pireos 260, for this year’s Athens Festival. Polish star director Krzysztof Warklikόlowski has taken the Odyssey and transmuted it into the tale of a Polish woman enduring World War II; with added inspiration coming from two profound works by fellow Pole, Hanna Krall: “Story for Hollywood”, and “Chasing the King of Hearts” (an acclaimed novel about love amid Nazi-occupied Poland). This modern Penelope, the play’s protagonist, risks her life for the return of her husband. We feel compelled to warn you: it’s a four hour production, so best come prepared with plenty of snacks and padding.
With Greek and English subtitles. Due to the ongoing pandemic, all performance dates are subject to change.