The Grief of the Unemployed and the Right to be Lazy

2013-2014 Municipal and Regional Theatre of Kavala, National Theatre of Northern Greece
The Grief of the Unemployed and the Right to be Lazy - Nikos Panagiotopoulos, Paul Lafargue
Launch: Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies, 19/9/2014

The ruthless financial crisis aborts everyday lives and disassembles the social state. The dark Greek reality in the beginnings of the 21st century converses on stage with a heretic text, written in 1880 by Karl Marx’s brother-in-law. Lafargue’s declaration of the right for leisure time, as an antidote to the underpaid exhausting labour that leads to misfortune is juxtaposed with monologues of people who experience the anguish of unemployment nowadays, as they were written down by Nikos Panayotopoulos. Thodoris Gonis reveals, through the genre of documentary theatre, the real picture of the misery which we are experiencing, and he proposes a peculiar resolution.

Playwright: Paul Lafargue
Director: Thodoris Gkonis
Assistant Director: Katerina Symeonidou
Performance text: Thodoris Gkonis
Performance text: Eleni Stroulia
7 performances - 533 spectators
Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies (19/09/2014 - 27/09/2014)
The production, was presented with great success at the Athens & Epidaurus Festival last June
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