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The Lover of the Shepherdess

2015-2016 National Theatre of Northern Greece
The Lover of the Shepherdess - Dimitrios Koromilas
Opening: Vassiliko Theatre, 01/07/2016

“The Lover of the Shepherdess” is the ultimate love story. It is set in the Greek countryside and its main characters are shepherdesses and shepherds, chief shepherds and countrywomen, rich and poor, young and old, all confused in a tangle of love, passion, misunderstandings, secrets and reversals. 
 
Written by Dimitrios Koromilas in decapentasyllabic verse and highlighted by the legendary song «Mia voskopoula agapisa, mia zilemeni kori» (“I fell in love with a shepherdess, a pretty attractive daughter”), the play refers to our lost innocence, touches with its originality and remains all-time great. 

From 1891 that it was first presented, the dramatic idyll “The Lover of the Shepherdess” is one of the most loved plays of the Greek repertoire. The National Theatre of Northern Greece has staged it just once, in 1974, directed by Kostis Mihailidis. 
 
This summer, it is directed anew by the ingenious Stamatis Fassoulis, whose name alone is enough to guarantee a brilliant, tender and bold approach to the play. With him, great collaborators: Manolis Pantelidakis (sets and costumes), Thodoris Ekonomou (music), Dimitris Papazoglou (choreography) and Sakis Birbilis (lighting).
 
The NTNG in this performance welcomes back its protagonist, Filareti Komninou, after 13 years of absence! Also starring Taxiarhis Hanos, Efi Stamouli, Kostas Santas, Dimitris Kolovos and a troupe of 35 actors.

Choreography: Dimitris Papazoglou
Lighting: Sakis Birbilis
Music Instruction: Nikos Voudouris
Music Instruction: Panagiotis Barlas
Director’s Assistant: Stathis Voutos
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Assistant Set & Costume Designer: Hara Tsouvala
Production co-ordinator: Filothei Eleftheriadou

Cast
Taxiarchis Hanos (Mitros)
Orestis Halkias (Liakos)
Kostas Santas (Chronis)
Giorgos Kolovos (Kostas)
Dimitris Kolovos (Gerlas)
Dimitris Siakaras (Panagos)
Haris Papadopoulos (Giannos)
Dimitris Morfakidis (Manolis)
Giannis Tsatsaris (Giotis)
Panagiotis Papaioannou (Dimos)
Aristotelis Zaharakis (Nassos)
Dimitris Tsilinikos (Tassos)
Nikos Nikolaou (Gouras)
Mihalis Gounaris (Floros)
Foulis Bountouroglou (Tsotras)
Mihalis Sionas (Tagaras)
Nikolas Maragkopoulos (Thymios)
Efi Stamouli (Kyra-Giannaina)
Filareti Komninou (Kyra-Stathaina)
Stavroula Arampatzoglou (Kroustallo)
Giolanta Balaoura (Angelo)
Maria Karamitri (Tassoula)
Chryssa Toumanidou (Chrousso)
Lilian Palantza (Leni)
Momo Vlahou (Rini)
Anastassia Daliaka (Despo)
Marianna Pouregka (Katero)
Marianna Lagourou (Nitsa)
Roula Pantelidou (Krinio)
Nikos Kapelios (Zahos)
Vassilis Spyropoulos (Vassos)
Thanos Feretzelis (Goulas)
Lefteris Litharis (Tzalas)
 
36 performances - 10.119 spectators
Vassiliko Theatre (01/07/2016 - 09/09/2016)
The performance was staged at the air-conditioned hall of the Vassiliko Theatre, in Thessaloniki, from July 1st to September 11th with surtitles in English and Russian.
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