Sometimes, it does happen, that nothing really happens
Based on the text and guidelines given by Ionesco, who is the main exponent of the theatre
of the absurd, the group is presenting its hypothesis on the presentation of the absurd on
stage. Using as a main component the intermedia, they are investigating the absurd, as an
occurrence of everyday life but also, a characteristic trait of the theatrical convention.
One typical story. Two ordinary couples, one waitress, one firefighter, a bell that rings
repeatedly, a door that hides a visitor and a possible fire… But the main point lies elsewhere.
This performance started in the scope of the course of direction 4, with Michael Marmarinos
as a supervisor and was presented later to the public of Thessaloniki, in the public Theatre of
Kalamaria , ”Melina Merkouri”, during the “Mikro Festival” of municipality of Kalamaria, on
December of 2015 and later on, on April of 2016 at Thision Theatre and in the same space,
as a participation in the first Reborn in Athens festival.
In the theater of the absurd, the man condemned to freedom hits his limits. How to give existence a
meaning, when confronted with the yawning nothingness? With what language of self-responsibility? Where
absurdity confronts man with his doubts, the theater puts forth strange blossoms.
In variation on the absurdist theater, the young Greek sets new apogees for Ionesco’s abysmal fatalism with
humor and music.
Cast & Crew
Directed by: Marilena Katranidou
Dramaturgy: Ria Mentilidou & Marilena Katranidou
Set & costume design: Dido Gkogkou
Lighting design: Nikos Mavrakis
Production management: Nikos Mavrakis
Production assistant: Iliana Kaladami
People on stage:
Aliki AtsalakiEirini KyriakouGeorgia KyriaziChristos StrinopoulosAlexis Tsiamoglou
Dimitris KapetaniosDimitris Lolis