The Given Name

2015-2016 Athens Theatres
The Given Name - Matthieu Delaporte, Alexandre de la Patellière
Opening: Lazaristes Monastery - Sokratis Karantinos Stage, 1/5/2016

Victor (Fanis Mouratidis) is expecting his first child. His sister Élisabeth (Vicky Stavropoulou) and her husband Pierre (Hristos Hatzipanagiotis) invite him, his wife Anna (Maria Konstantaki) and their childhood friend Claude (Antonis Loudaros) for dinner. While waiting for Anna, who is late as usual, and talking of cabbages and kings, at some point the conversation revolves around the baby and Victor reveals that it’s a boy! When asked what name he has chosen for the child, his answer will upset the group and cause a series of uncontrollable chain reactions that will result in total chaos! Secrets well-hidden for years are now revealed. Lies which “protected” relationships and friendships come to light.  And the play’s motto is confirmed: a child brings happiness. But the name that you will give him... may bring big trouble.

Playwright: Matthieu Delaporte
Assistant Director: Elena Skoula
Duration of the show, 100 minutes (without interval)
Lazaristes Monastery - Sokratis Karantinos Stage (01/05/2016 - 29/05/2016)
A play praised by critics and adored by more than 80,000 spectators, in Thessaloniki for only few performances.
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