WAKE UP, VASSILIS Comes To The National Theatre Of Greece Through 2/3
WAKE UP, VASSILIS, which opened Oct. 19 at the National Theatre of Greece, is now running through Feb. 3.
Dimitris Psathas's caustic socio-political critique of the game that money plays with every ideology is also a hilarious and skilfully constructed comedy. Psathas, a much beloved writer for both theatre and cinema, wrote an astute and timeless satire in which his pen skewers the opportunism of fanatics of every ideological stripe in Greek society.
While remaining faithful to his own very distinctive theatrical approach, Aris Biniaris finds a characteristically inventive way of bringing the atmosphere of the sixties to the stage, probing beyond the idealised image of the era in The Collective Unconscious. With a contemporary eye, he decodes the distinctive register of a writer who talks about serious issues while delivering laughs with a punch to the stomach, and shows how the play is relevant to today. We thus see a twentieth-century play - that was adapted into one of Greek cinema's most entertaining films - in a new light.
For tickets and more information, please visit https://www.n-t.gr/en/experimentalstage/events/ksypna-vasili