2017-2018 National Theatre of Northern Greece
Orphans - Dennis Kelly
Launch: Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies – Foyer, 14/04/2018
The play explores individual responsibility of each one of us when our existence is, directly or indirectly, attacked in the ethically bankrupt contemporary societies. Is it true that in our attempt to set limits in order to protect ourselves and our relatives from the “others”, we become offenders instead of victims? Does racism and crime transform us into what we fear or hate most? Which loss haunts us more? Which loss is most threatening to our lives? Becoming an orphan or being abandoned by one’s own family?
National Theatre of Northern Greece
Takis Tzamargias will direct “Orphans” (2009) by the distinguished Irish writer Dennis Kelly. The important director, with an extensive career in the Greek theatre, has directed at the National Theatre in Athens the play “Our Class” by Tadeusz Słobodzianek, a production that was singled out this year and that will be repeated again next year.
For his collaboration with the National Theatre of Northern Greece, Takis Tzamargias will direct an equally powerful and contemporary text that raises questions about violence and racism today.