4 SUMMER NIGHTS - Summer at Vassiliko Theatre > (10/07/2018)

“Salvatores Dei”, “I Have Never Forgotten You”, “After the Campsite” and “Fools”: four productions which have extensively toured in Greece and abroad, will now touch base to be presented in alternating repertoire at the Vassiliko Theatre. Metaphysical quests, Sephardic and rebetika songs, contemporary social theatre and satire will take Thessaloniki’s audience on a journey, from 17 July to 7 September 2018 in the Theatre’s air-conditioned auditorium.
Tuesdays to Fridays, at 9 p.m.
All productions will be presented with English surtitles.

Summer Repertoire – Vassiliko Theatro
Philosophy – Sephardic Tradition – Refugees – Comedy 

“Salvatores Dei” (The Saviors of God), a theatrical version of the famous work by Nikos Katzanzakis, a text rich in meanings that expresses the metaphysical faith of the great Cretan writer.
The play returns to Thessaloniki after its sold-out performances at the 18th Meet in Beijing Arts Festival in Beijing, where it represented Greece, with the support and funding of the Ministry of Culture and Sports.

CREDITS: Director: Andreas Koutsourelis, Set-Costumes Supervision: Maria Mylona, Assistant Director: Stathis Voutos, Production Photography: Tasos Thomoglou, Production Coordinator: Dimosthenis Panos
Cast: Stathis Voutos, Andreas Koutsourelis, Nikos Nikolaou, Dimitris Palaioxoritis, Kostas Itsios, Christos Mastrogiannidis

Director: Mihalis Sionas
A music-theatre production about the life of a celebrated singer, who sings ten Sephardic and rebetika songs on stage. A play by Leon A. Nar, that reminds audiences how many of us are immigrants ourselves or are descended from migrants and which honors the history of Thessaloniki’s Jewish Community, reminding us how Orthodox Christians, Jews and Muslims once lived peacefully together in Thessaloniki. 
CREDITS: Director: Mihalis Sionas, Sets-Costumes: Giannis Katranitsas, Lighting & Camera Instructor: Haris Pallas, Video mapping: Kleanthis Karapiperis, Assistant Director: Lila Vlachopoulou, Production Photography: Tasos Thomoglou, Production Coordinator: Dimosthenis Panos
Cast: Sofia Kalemkeridou, Grigoris Papadopoulos/ Giannis Harissis
Musicians on stage: Giannis Amperiadis (kaval, lute), Giorgos Minacheilis (kanun), Kostas Papagiannidis (lute)

Director: Mihalis Sionas
A production – project that draws its inspiration from the material created at a year-long workshop, run by NTNG for young refugees. The project chooses not to focus melodramatically on the past, lost homelands or all that was left behind. Instead, it sets out to highlight the youngsters’ hopes and dreams for the future and the ways in which they adapt to their new reality. 

The production is presented at The Future of Europe – International Theatre Festival, hosted by the Schauspiel Stuttgart in June 2018, along with productions from the Piccolo Teatro (Milan), the Célestins Théâtre (Lyons), the National Theatre (Athens), the National Theatre of Catalonia (Barcelona) and the Vigszinhaz (Budapest).
CREDITS: Director, Writer, Set Design, Lighting Design: Mihalis Sionas, Musical Composition: Giannis Tsemperlidis, Mihalis Sionas, Live Performance: Timoleon Papadopoulos, Giannis Tsemperlidis, Movement: Edi Lame, First Assistant Director: Nikolas Maragkopoulos, Second Assistant Director: Lila Vlachopoulou, Third Assistant Director: Konstantina Vaitsi (Intern), Production Photography: Tasos Thomoglou, Production Coordinator: Eva Koumandraki
Cast: Stefania Zora, Timoleon Papadopoulos, Giannis Tsemperlidis

The play is a romantic comedy, a satire of the social morals and political systems of the 20thcentury, written by the great award-winning American playwright and scriptwriter, Neil Simon. 
CREDITS: Translation: Errikos Belies, Director: Grigoris Papadopoulos, Sets-Costumes: Chrysa Serdari, Music: Kostis Vozikis, Choreography-Movement: Konstantinos Gerardos, Lighting: Dimitra Aloutzanidou, Assistant Director: Maria Bagana, Production Photography: Tasos Thomoglou, Production Coordinator: Athanasia Androni
Cast: Ektor Kaloudis (Magistrate), Giannis Mastrogiannis (Gregor Yousekevitch - Count), Giolanta Balaoura (Lenya Zubritsky), Kleio Danai Othonaiou (Sophia Zubritsky), Roula Pantelidou (Mishkin - post officer), Tasos Pezirkianidis (Snetsky - shepherd), Konstantinos Rampavilas (Leon Tochinsky - young teacher), Vasilis Spyropoulos (Doctor Zubritsky), Polyxeni Spyropoulou (Yenchna - vendor), Giannis Tsatsaris (Slovitch - butcher)

General admission: 5 €
Vassiliko Theatre (White Tower Square)
  • Monday: 8:30 - 15:30
  • Tuesday to Sunday: 8:30 - 21:30
Society for Macedonian Studies (2 Ethnikis Amynis Str.)
  • Wednesday to Sunday: 16:30 - 21:30
Lazaristes Monastery - Sokratis Karantinos Stage (25-27 Kolokotroni Str., Stavroupoli)
  • Wednesday to Sunday: 16:30 - 21:30
Aristotelous Square
  • Monday, Wednesday, Saturday: 10:00 - 15:30
  • Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00 - 14:00 & 17:30 - 20:00