New York.- Eclipses Group Theater New York presents the comedy play for children and adults «THE PRINCESS GOES TO WAR», written/directed by Ioanna Katsarou, at the Hellenic Cultural Center (27-09 Crescent St, Astoria). There will be only 4 shows, on Saturday and Sunday November 29th and 30th and on- December 6th and 7th (Saturday at 6.00 pm & Sunday at4.00 pm). In Greek with English Supertitles
“Once upon a time there was a princess, unlike the usual princesses of the other tales. This princess was a lot different. She didn’t wait for the knight on the white horse to show up by her window …No! No! No! She wanted to travel and explore the world. She wanted adventures and dangerous quests…and she loved bungee jumping.” That’s how our play starts.
“The Princess goes to war” is a play based on a beautiful Greek folk tale of the 19th century with the same title. The play combines with a playful way, the world of the traditional tale and the world of our modern life and reality. It is full of images and characters that we usually meet in the folk stories but all of them are presented with an unusual way, rich in humor and imagination.
Greek folk and modern songs are included as chains in the story line. The play is not only very entertaining for the children and their parents but also is rich in meanings, ideas and morals of a more just world without war, poverty and hunger.
Written/Directed by Ioanna Katsarou
Cast: Dimitrios Bonaros, Ioanna Katsarou, Elena Paloumbis
Set/costumes: Vivian Triviza
Light designer: Sarah Kimball
Music: Areti Giovanou
Graphic designer/tv spot: Panagiotis Xanthos
Photos/playbill: Sarkis Delimelkon
Tickets: $20 for children, $25 for adults, $15 for groups