Haime’s Dream

2010-2011 NTNG/ Experimental Stage
Haime’s Dream - Panos Bratakos
Opening: Lazaristes Monastery - Studio Theatre, 19/11/2010

“Once upon a time
Not so long ago
-maybe even in our times-
A boy with manners
A little shy, too
Turns eighteen
And in a magical way
Well, chaos ensues from then on. Our noble young man, struck mercilessly by fate, has to mature overnight in order to cope with the harsh rules of the “grown-ups” world. In order to survive he has to call upon all his strengths, which of course he does not know of yet (because NO social system has ever considered seriously such a tragic possibility). Of course Fate will not just stand there waiting. She will slap him on the face, step upon him, make him crumble down without mercy, endlessly and ruthlessly until the Hero rises inside him. For when the Hero awakens –there will be BLOOD BLOOD
This is his story
We have all experienced it
Some of us in a prettier others in a more cruel way
Some of us were looking forward to it
Others turned a blind eye to it
None of us
Managed to put it off for ever
A few ended up with a permanent seal on their forehead: “lunatic”
They could not kill the boy inside them:
They did not have the time to put the fierce Hero back to sleep
They rest full of the ongoing Battle
Until they WAKE UP
(for NO social system has ever considered seriously such a TRAGIC? Possibility)

Playwright: Panos Bratakos
Director: Giannis Rigas
Assistant Director: Karoline Mayer
71 performances - 2.918 spectators
Lazaristes Monastery - Studio Theatre (19/11/2010 - 13/02/2011)