Mr. Puntila and his Man, Matti

2010-2011 National Theatre of Northern Greece
Mr. Puntila and his Man, Matti - Bertolt Brecht
Opening: Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies, 11/12/2010

In 1940-41 Brecht, while in self exile in Finland, writes the play ''Mr. Puntila and his Man Matti'' based on narrations and a play draft by Finnish poet Hella Wuolijoki
The controversial problematic of the lively personality of landowner Puntila, who becomes human only when he is drunk, thus shaping the alibi of his cruel and inhuman conscious acts, is contrasted with his servant Matti who struggles between reason and the friendly feelings for his master.
Built on the motifs of episodes and old folk epics, Brecht creates an atmosphere of a poetic folk feast, a colorful comedy full of music and highlights the class relationships and differences of a society living in the serene landscape of the Finnish countryside.

Playwright: Bertolt Brecht
Translation: Ulysses Nikakis
Director: Kostas Kazakos
Costumes: Kostas Pappas
Music Instruction: Nikos Voudouris
Assistant Director: Leonidas Papadopoulos
53 performances - 17.469 spectators
Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies (11/12/2010 - 27/02/2011)