The Courtyard of Miracles

1983-1984 National Theatre of Northern Greece
The Courtyard of Miracles - Iakovos Kabanellis
Opening: Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies - Central Stage, 25/12/1983

'The Courtyard of Miracles' has as a subject the life in the densely populated yards of the neighborhood and the refugees' settlements. 'In these yards' Iakovos Kampanellis pinpoints 'the better life that the reconstruction and the rebuilding that the post war period created, has come late. The share of the poor in the economic miracle taking place, was a plain wage and this was not secured for every day'. The politic passions, the fears and mostly the exploitation of the social classes prevented the fair distribution of the goods that the economic progress brought. The distance from the economic center from the capital to the neighborhoods with the earth roads and the crowed yards has become even longer. In these yards life was very hard and misery was in excess. The writer mentions characteristically that the 'The Courtyard of Miracles' when it was written was the swan song of a world deeply our own and deeply embittered'. It is surely a landmark in the Greek Theatre opening the door in all the Modern Greek dramaturgy.

Playwright: Iakovos Kabanellis
Costumes: Nikos Sahinis
Composition: Giorgos Despotidis
51 performances - 27.027 spectators
Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies - Central Stage (25/12/1983 - 29/01/1984)
Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies - Central Stage (02/02/1985 - 24/02/1985)