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THE WINTER'S TALE at the Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies (13/11/2018)

“The Winter’s Tale” by William Shakespeare

DATES: 16/11/2018 – 17/02/2019
DAYS & TIMES: Wednesday at 18:00, Thursday-Friday at 20:30, Saturday at 17:30 and 21:00, Sunday at 19:00  
With English surtitles every Saturday
RUNNING TIME: 150 min (including interval)
TICKET SALES: NTNG Box Offices (Τ. 2315 200 200) | | Τ. 11876 

The “disease” of envy, the obsession of revenge, the power of forgiveness. All these characteristics in one of the most beloved plays, written by one of the greatest playwrights of all times, William Shakespeare, translated by Nikos Chatzopoulos, seen here through the eyes of the great Romanian director Silviu Purcărete
The ingenious Shakespearean narration of an intense story about love, envy and  abandonment. A dark fairy-tale, full of images and emotions, where time slows down and the heroes’ defense, strength and resistance subside. It is the story of King Leontes, who, suspecting that his wife is cheating on him and blinded by envy, will be driven to utter misery and loneliness. But one day, a big change comes: Leontes comes out of his lethargy, he becomes wiser and light overcomes darkness, because the power of life is invincible…

With Stathis Mantzoros as Leontes and Kleio Danai Othonaiou as Hermione.
CREDITS / Translated by: Nikos Chatzopoulos, Directed by: Silviu Purcărete, Set: Helmut Stürmer, Costumes: Dragos Buhagiar, Music: Vasile Sirli, Lighting: Helmut Stürmer, Dragos Buhagiar, Video Art: Ada Liakou, Assistant director: Mara Tsikara, Assistant set-costume designer: Sofia Tsirigoti, 2nd Assistant director: Sotiris Roumeliotis, 2nd Assistant set-costume designer: Marina Kelidou, Production photography: Tasos Thomoglou, Production coordinator: Filothei Eleftheriadou

CAST / Giolanta Balaoura (Mopsa / Lady attending the Queen), Ilias Berberis (Comedian / A lord), Christos Daraktsis (Old-shepherd / A lord), Sampson Fytros (Autolycus and many others), Thodoros Ignatiadis (Poyxenes), Panos Kammenos (Musician, A lord, Shepherd), Zoi Lyra (Dorcas / Lady attending the Queen), Stathis Mantzoros (Leontes), Christos Mastrogiannidis (Dion / Cleomenes / A shepherd), Giannis Mastrogiannis (Musician / A lord / A shepherd), Dimitris Naziris (Antigonus), Kleio Danai Othoneou (Hermione), Tasos Rodovitis (Florizel / A lord), Foteini Timotheou (Paulina), Giorgos Tsagkarakis (Cleomenes / Dion / A shepherd), Alexandros Tsakiris (Camillo), Momo Vlachou (Mamillius / Perdita)