RUSSIAN REVOLUTION at Vassiliko Theatre from the 25th of October > (25/10/2017)



The National Theatre of Northern Greece presents the “Russian Revolution” (dramaturgy-direction: Cezaris Graužinis). The premiere will take place on 25 October at Vassiliko Theatre, as part of the Parallel Events of the 52nd Dimitria.
 
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Today, 100 years after the outbreak of the Revolution, a contemporary performance on “faith”, through the eyes of the groundbreaking Lithuanian director, Cezaris Graužinis. A performance that attempts to reconstruct the early days of the Russian Revolution through the eyes of a common man who finds himself in the swirl of a revolution aiming to change the world.

OCTOBER
"The year 1917 was an epic, a concatenation of adventures, hopes, betrayals, unlikely coincidences, war and intrigue; of bravery and cowardice and foolishness, farce, derring-do, tragedy; of epochal ambitions and change, of glaring lights, steel, shadows; of tracks and trains."

China Miéville October: The Story of the Russian Revolution, Verso


Director’s Note

What did really happen 100 years ago in Russia?

By the representatives of different ideologies, the events of October 1917 in Petrograd are named in various ways. Anti-democratic Bolshevik Coup, the October Uprising of the Proletariat, Criminal and Canaille mutiny, the Russian Socialist Revolution, the Russian Bourgeois Revolution, etc... 

Let it be.

We, the people of the theatre, leave further discussion on the true meaning of this event to the historians and, surely, to the politicians, whose job is to invent explanations of that sort...  

Just as the common people, we do know that this event undoubtedly had a very strong direct impact on the reality in which our parents were living and on the world which we are beholding right now.

Creating the performance on the theme of the Great Socialist Russian Revolution we are taking a challenge to consider and reconsider the most beautiful (and the rarest, nowadays) qualities of the human existence – the enthusiasm and the belief in a possibility of achieving a better social order in the absurd world of today. With all the bittersweet irony, which, possibly, will lead us towards the tragic level of perception of the state of things.
  


CONTRIBUTORS
Translation: Alexandra Ioannidou
Dramaturgy-Direction: Cezaris Graužinis
Sets-Costumes: Vytaoutas Narbutas
Music: Martynas Bialobzeskis
Choreography-Movement: Edi Lame
Lighting: Alekos Υianaros
Music Instruction: Panagiotis Barlas
Assistant Director: Athina Samartzidou
Assistant Sets & Costumes Designer: Maria Mylona
Production Photography: Tasos Thomoglou
Production Co-ordinator: Athanasia Androni

Cast: Iordanis Aivazoglou, Efi Drosou, Giannis Karamfilis, Zoi Lyra, Ifigeneia Makri, Nikolas Maragkopoulos, Ioannis Mastrogiannis, Marios Mevouliotis, Dimitris Miliotis, Alexandros Moukanos, Angelos Nerantzis, Christos Ntaraktsis, Christos Papadimitriou, Timos Papadopoulos, Nikos Rammos, Thanasis Raftopoulos, Anastasios Rodovitis, Rea Samaropoulou, Giannis Tsatsaris, Marina Tselepi, Giannis Tsemperlidis, Miltos Tsiantos, Samson Fytros


“RUSSIAN REVOLUTION”
Vassiliko Theatre
Opening: 25/10/2017, 21:00

DAYS AND TIMES OF PERFORMANCES
Wednesday 18:00, Thursday-Friday-Saturday 21:00, Sunday 19:00


TICKET PRICES
WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY 
General admission: € 5

FRIDAY
Regular ticket (orchestra seats): €10
Discount ticket (balcony seats, students, 65+): €8
Group ticket: €7 (for groups over 20 persons)

SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Regular ticket (orchestra seats): €13
Regular ticket (balcony seats): €10
Discount ticket (Students, 65+): €8
Group ticket (for groups over 20 persons): €7 


UNEMPLOYED Free Entrance (to all NTNG productions)
Friday, Saturday, Sunday (for limited numbers of seats)

DISABLED
Free admission

FREE ADMISSION CARDS
Ιf there are still available seats, the following free admission cards are valid: ESIEMTH (Journalists' Union of the Macedonia and Thrace Daily Newspapers), ESIEA (Journalists' Union of the Athens Daily Newspapers), SEI (Union of Greek Actors), Drama Departments, Drama Schools, Directors

MULTI-MEMBER FAMILIES: €5 

TEACHERS/PROFESSORS:  €10
 

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    • Tuesday to Sunday 8:30 - 21:30
       
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