The Third Wedding

THE THIRD WEDDING by Costas Taktsis
Theatrical adaptation: Stamatis Fassoulis-Thanasis Niarchos
Directed by: Thanasis Papageorgiou
Opening: 7 October 2016
 
The unique novel by Costas Taktsis will be presented at the Sokratis Karantinos Stage in Lazaristes Monastery, directed by Thanasis Papageorgiou, in his first collaboration with the NTNG.
 
Critics have characterized Taktsis autobiographical novel as a masterpiece, a great achievement of postwar literature, the most important novel of Modern Greek literature. The author himself characterizes it as “a modern Greek tragicomedy”, adding that “it reflects and will for a long time reflect the Greek psyche”.
 


The personal stories of two women, Ekavi and Nina, mirror Modern Greek society with all its contradictions. Suffering, struggle for survival, passions, lies and disappointments, big and small sorrows, dreams of a better life, marriages and deaths, memories and past glories, but also love and the beauty of life despite its difficulties, all that these two women have experienced, picture Greece during the interwar period, the Axis Occupation and the Civil War.

 

According to Thanasis Papageorgiou: “The Third Wedding does not describe Greece through historical facts or documents. It’s the people who have built this country, the people who have shaped the conditions of intellectual development by their way of thinking and their lifestyle. A country organizes its life and moves on the way the people want, because the people are the country”.
 
Elissavet Konstantinidou, who collaborates with the NTNG for the first time, performs the role of Ekavi.
 
Theatrical adaptation: Stamatis Fassoulis, Thanasos Niarchos. Director-Dramaturg-Lighting Designer: Thanasis Papageorgiou. Sets: Giorgos Patsas. Costumes: Lea Kousi. Music: Dimitris Maramis. Music Instruction: Nikos Voudouris. Lyrics: Mara Tsikara.
 
CAST (in alphabetical order): Katerina Alexi, Momo Vlachou, Thanasis Dislis, Efi Drosou Eleni Thymiopoulou, Thodoris Ignatiadis, Yannis Karamfilis, Efi Drosou, Giorgos Euagorou, Eleni Zianna, Eleni Thymiopoulou, Thodoros Ignatiadis, Yannis Karamfilis, Dimitris Kolovos, Elissavet Konstantinidou, Vasilis Lemperos, Anna Manta, Nikolas Maragopoulos, Christos Ntaraktsis, Lilian Palantza, Haris Papadopoulos, Marianna Pouregka, Thalia Skarlatou, Jenny Skarlatou, Thodoris Skourtas, Mara Tsikara, Koralia Tsoga, Maria Chatziioannidou, Anni Chouri.
 
 

LAZARISTES MONASTERY – SOKRATIS KARANTINOS STAGE
Opening: 7/10/2016
 
Wednesday 18:00
Thursday-Friday-Saturday 20:00
Sunday 19:00
 
TICKET PRCES
 
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY
General Admission: 5 €
 

FRIDAY
Regular Ticket (Orchestra seats): 10 €
Discount Ticket (Balcony seats, Students, 65+): 8 €
Group Ticket (over 20 persons): 7 €
 
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Regular Ticket (Orchestra seats): 13 €
Regular Ticket (Balcony seats): 10 €
Discount Ticket (Students, 65+): 8 €
Group Ticket (over 20 persons): 7 €
 
Unemployed: Free Entrance (to all NTNG productions)
FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY: 20 seats per performance for the productions staged at Vassiliko Theatre, EMS and Lazaristes Monastery - Sokratis Karantinos Stage / 10 seats per performance for the productions staged at EMS Foyer and Lazaristes Monastery - Studio Theatre)
DISABLED: Free Entrance (to all NTNG productions)
MEMBERS OF MULTI-CHILD FAMILIES: 5 €
TEACHERS: 10 €