Poison (Gif)

2016-2017 National Theatre of Northern Greece
Poison (Gif) - Lot Vekemans
Opening: Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies, 21/04/2017

Written in 2009, “Poison” won the award “Best Dutch theatre play of 2009-2010 season”. Based on a true story, the play has been a great success, when presented in Germany and Austria. “He” and “She”, two ordinary people, are forced to face a difficult situation. Life, according to the author, “is like jumping from an airplane without a parachute”. They try to be strong, choosing diametrically different ways, in a world where victims are not welcome. Although what is not said is equally or even more important than what is said, the dialogue is essential, the two heroes truly communicate. A cycle closes after many years, and they continue their separate ways, reconciled, at last, with reality.
“A man and a woman. A couple. An encounter nine years after their separation. A past that haunts their present. A couple trying to let go of the past and look at the future. A play of semitones and nuances. A touching and tender sonata for two”. This is how the director Yannis Moschos describes the play. This is his first collaboration with the National Theatre of Northern Greece.

Original title: GIF

Playwright: Lot Vekemans
Translation: Giannis Moschos
Director: Giannis Moschos
Costumes: Tina Tzoka
Assistant Director: Elina Kalaitzoglou
28 performances - 1.721 spectators
Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies – Foyer (21/04/2017 - 31/05/2017)
The audience of Thessaloniki will have the opportunity to get to know a contemporary playwright from Holland. Born in 1965, Lot Vekemans studied Theatre Writing and Social Geography. She started writing plays for children and adults in 1995. Her works enjoyed great success in the United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Luxembourg, Romania, South Africa, Namibia, Mexico, China, Russia, Spain, Argentina and Brazil. This is the first time one of her plays is presented in Greece.
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