The Good Person of Sezuan

2002-2003 National Theatre of Northern Greece
The Good Person of Sezuan - Bertolt Brecht
Opening: Lazaristes Monastery - Sokratis Karantinos Stage, 29/11/2002

'How can I be good when everything is so expensive?' Sen Te, the poor whore of Setzuan, asks herself, when the gods point to her as the only 'good person' who will be able to save the earth from disaster. In trying to find a balance between her noble character and the violence of everyday life, and also to 'escape' from those who exploit her and bleed her dry, Sen Te invents an imaginary person, cousin Soui Ta. Whenever her kind heart makes her a 'victim', she impersonates the strict cousin, who imposes his views with stubbornness and harshness, thus becoming the triumphant 'victimizer'. In this way she is gradually led to some form of discord and estrangement. Bertolt Brecht chooses a Chinese fairy tale, 'a theatrical parable', in order to present a universal question, which is always tragically to the point: Is it possible to be kind when living in a world of malice and exploitation?

Playwright: Bertolt Brecht
Translation: Marios Ploritis
Director: Petros Zivanos
Costumes: Lila Karakosta
Choreography: Margarita Mantaka
Music Instruction: Aigli Hava-Vagia
Director’s Assistant: Xenia Aidonopoulou
Video design: Theofilos Ieropoulos
46 performances - 11.167 spectators
Lazaristes Monastery - Sokratis Karantinos Stage (29/11/2002 - 19/01/2003)