The Parthenon Below

2015-2016 National Theatre of Northern Greece
The Parthenon Below - Minas Vintiadis
Opening: Lazaristes Monastery - Studio Theatre, 30/10/2015

The Parthenon Below is a tiny settlement –with benches and caves– where the “New-Homeless”, one of the two lead characters of the play, lives under the Acropolis. He sells books to make a living, he washes himself in public toilets, and he eats in the commons organized by the Municipality and the Church. The other one, the “Nouveau-Poor,” an executive of an investment company, lives in his modern appartment, having lost all his financial powers, in total despair. His last chance is to do something good for his children, something that will eventually save his posthumous fame. In order to achieve that, he needs a partner-in-crime. Thus the paths of these two people meet one afternoon, when their life changes in a game of conflict and revelations. A wall is raised between them, a wall as transparent as a mirror that breaks in pieces when a secret and a truth are revealed. Reality and imagination clash in today’s Greece, in the age of awkwardness...

Playwright: Minas Vintiadis
Assistant Director: Ioanna Skylogianni
30 performances - 1.269 spectators
Lazaristes Monastery - Studio Theatre (30/10/2015 - 06/12/2015)
The Parthenon Below is staged for the first time in NTNG.
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