The National Theatre of Northern Greece collaborates with the Neapoli-Sykies Municipality aiming to enhance theatre learning and to bring education and culture closer to each other.
On Tuesday 9/2/16 the NTNG and the Neapoli-Sykies Municipality signed a programme contract according to which 10,731 students from the 45 schools of the municipality have the opportunity to watch the NTNG‘s performances for free, since the municipality covers the expenses.
The programme opened in Lazaristes Monastery
, where students watched the performance “Romeo and Juliet on the road
”, based on Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”. The performance, adapted and directed by Stelios Hatziadamidis, is presented by the Youth Stage
on the Sokratis Karantinos Stage daily for schools.
The Vassiliko Theatre
was likewise full of students from Neapoli-Sykies. They watched the Children’s Stage
performance “The secret garden
” by Frances Hodgson Burnett
directed and adapted by Μarianna Toli. (Performances: Tuesday – Friday 10:30a.m. for schools).
“I feel really happy because I believe that education has to be connected with culture. This is something that the NTNG has been doing for many years now and will continue to do so, because it is indeed a pioneering effort
”, said the NTNG Artistic Director, Yannis Anastasakis
, adding that “the amount of money given by the municipality is hardly sufficient for the theatre’s expenses for each performance, yet this programme’s aim is so important that no one could refuse to do it. We embraced this idea and said that it has to be done