A few words about the play
Nikos Tsiforos wrote “The Portrait Gallery of Dolts” in 1944 and it was premièred by Dimitris Horn and Mary Aroni’s theatre company. The play was a great success, with critics hailing it as a “wonderful comedy” and focusing on the playwright's clever dialogue, humour and skill.
The experiment of Josiah Terrington, a rich man who wants to prove that “stupidity is lodged in even the most intelligent of heads”, becomes the occasion for a great love affair. Alinda and Andreas, two impoverished young people, are the heirs of a distant uncle they never knew existed. On their journey to take possession of their enormous inheritance, they meet and fall in love.
However, the dead uncle seems to have had different plans for the two of them. Will he succeed in proving that self-interest is Man’s only driving force? And if “human stupidity is so vast, it barely fits into infinity”, what role do love and emotions play in all this? And how much truth can fit into the hearts of these two “stupid” young people?
Director - Dramaturgical processing - Music supervising - Sound design: Andromachi Chrysomali, Sets - Costumes: Alexandra Siafkou, Aristotelis Karananos, Lighting: Ioannis Toumpas, Movement: Ioanna Mitsika, Video Art: Stathis Mitsios, Assistant to the director: Vangelis Mageiros, Mara Tsikara, Assistant to the set - costumes designer: Danai Pana, Second assistant to the director: Christina Zacharof, Production Coordinator: Athanasia Androni
Cast: Lila Vlachopoulou (Alinda), Momo Vlachou (Singer), Lefteris Dimiropoulos (Andreas), Thanasis Dislis (Narrator, Giacomo), Christina Zacharof (Cecile), Lefteris Litharis (Gaspar, Born), Lilian Palantza (Woman on the boat), Roula Pantelidou (Madeleine, Tzamafou), Vasilis Spyropoulos (Man on the boat), Giorgos Sfyridis (Plim, Lex), Stergios Tzaferis (Juan, Terrington)
Μusician: Panagiotis Barlas
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