The Balcony

1984-1985 National Theatre of Northern Greece
The Balcony - Jean Genet
Launch: Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies - Central Stage, 20/04/1985

Genet wrote 'The Balcony' to interpret the phenomenon of revolution, concentrating his attention in the established class, which against her the revolution takes place. The play, splendid in variety and versatility of its meanings, begins as a play of theatrical pornography, later taking the dimensions of a theatrical meditation of society, to end up in a conception of history and religion, by a subversive and daring mind. In the first scenes we see a series of the Great Figures of society, a Bishop, a Judge, a General, surrounded by the symbols of their functions, exercising the various forms of power, in series of young women, playing with them strange love games. Soon, it is revealed that these Figures are unimportant people disguised, clients of a whorehouse, having all the mechanism to satisfy even the boldest erotic fantasies of them.

Playwright: Jean Genet
Music supervision: Aigli Hava-Vagia
Assistant Director: Kostas Konstantinidis
29 performances - 12.348 spectators
Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies - Central Stage (20/04/1985 - 25/05/1985)
Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies - Central Stage (15/02/1986 - 26/02/1986)
National Theatre of Greece, Athens (08/03/1986 - 16/03/1986)