The United Solo Theatre Festival proudly announces the English language premiere of THE FAREWELL in a one night only performance at Theatre Row on October 3 at 7:30 p.m.
THE FAREWELL, originally written in Greek, is considered a classic poetic masterpiece and was written by Yiannis Ritsos, one of the greatest Greek poets of the 20th Century. Under the direction of Ioanna Katsarou, actor and composer Phyto Stratis brings to life the last hours of Gregory Afxentiou, a soldier who was burned alive in the anti-colonial struggle of the Cypriot people.
As creative collaborators for the past 8 years, Katsarou and Stratis have brought 6 plays to the stage, including “The Farewell” in the original Greek language, a production that was revered by critics.
Stratis, an MFA graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts Musical Theatre Writing program, explains, “I felt compelled to compose original music because it was another way to connect with the character on a deeper level. The heightened language of the piece called out for it”.
The United Solo Theatre Festival is the world’s largest solo theatre festival. Stratis expounds, “I wanted to translate this piece from Greek to English and bring it to an Off-Broadway stage as a tribute to the heroes in our world. It’s a very rare act to sacrifice the greatest gift, our own lives, for others.”
Eleni Andreou presents a
tribute to Vicky Mosholiou
Some artists become a part of our identity ,their songs and their voice ,somehow, become attached to our memories, moments of sadness, loneliness, joy, our big moments and small intimate ones.
Vicky Mosholiou is such an artist. Her deep, Doric voice and the songs of the great Greek composers and poets has been engraved in our childhood, our youth.
Eleni Andreou honors this great artist in one concert on Sunday October 14, at 5pm at the Hellenic Cultural Center 27-09 Crescent Street, Astoria, NY 11102. Joining her are the renowned musicians: Diamantis Tziovas, Mihalis Michaelidis, Angelo Papadatos, Theodore Tsinias and Diodoros Pagoudis.
The net proceeds of this event will go to the Hellenic Relief Foundation, a non-profit organization which has been helping families in Greece cope with dignity in such difficult times.
Eleni Andreou believes that we need to pay tribute and honor the artists that have been instrumental in shaping our music culture and she invites us to become one big warm group, one “parea” and sing along those timeless, magical songs.
Hellenic Cultural Center
27-09 Crescent Street, Astoria, NY11102-3142 NY
Sunday, October 14, 2018 5pm
Tickets: $30- The net proceeds will go to the Hellenic Relief Foundation, a non-profit organization which has been helping families in Greece cope with dignity in times of crisis.
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