Live Control | Loxandra
Updated: Jul 5
''Loxandra'' by Maria Iordanidou, performed by 'The Heteroclites' (Theater Group of Glyfada). Directed by Fotis Petridis, Theatrical Adaptation by Akis Dimou. Melina Mercouri Municipal Theater.
Author: MARIA IORDANIDOU
Adaptation: AKIS DIMOU
Direction/Music Supervision: FOTIS PETRIDIS
Assistant Director/Special Constructions: EIRINI ZENAKOU
Costume Design: ANASTASIA FILOSOFOPOULOU
Set Design: LOIZOS KOSTOPOULOS
Program/Poster Design: KATERINA GRIVA
Poster Painting: ROULA ALIFRAGKI
Photo Editing: DIMITRIS MICHOPOULOS
Lighting/Sound/Visual/Photo/Video/Montage Design and Programming Live Control: CHRISTOS BOZIKIS Live Control: IOANNA-FOTINI TROCHIDI
Public Relations: GEORGIA VAMVAKEROU
Distribution (in order of appearance):
Loxandra: MARIA PACHI
Dimitros: PERIKLIS PETRONAS
Theano: MARIA VAMVAKEROU
Kotsos/Turkish Consul: FOTIS PETRATOS
Elegaki: MAGDA VLASSIADOU
Kleoniki/Zoitsa: DROSIS SPILIOTIPOULOU
Manolios/Takis: DIMITRIS MICHOPOULOS
Agatho: ANASTASIA ANAGNOSTI
Aspasia: THEONI SPILIOPOULOU
Theodoros: VISSARION KONIDARIS
Kleio: IOANNA KUTSODIMOU
Camille/Lilika: KATERINA GRIVA
Sultana: GEORGIA VAMVAKEROU
Tarnanas: SOPHILLENIA DAMIGOU
Anna: NASIA LAGIOU
Eufimia: EIRINI ZENAKOU
Euterpi: DIMITRA DOULFI
Alekkakis: VANGELIS LAZARAKIS
Hanoumissa/Margioka: SOFIA GYRIKI
Epaminondas: SPYROS KOLOKOURIS
Madam Mari: ANASTASIA FILOSOFOPOULOU
Giorgos: DIMITRIS BLIOS
It was February 2020, and our team 'The Heteroclites' was heading towards our 3rd project, following Lorca's 'Blood Wedding' and Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. We were in the midst of rehearsing our beloved Maria Iordanidou's 'Loxandra' and we were already at our second full rehearsal for the play! However, we underestimated the importance of the host...
Guided by Roxandra's wealth of emotions, her bright thoughts, we managed to escape the labyrinth of gloomy days we were going through. Her love for fellow humans, her care and selfless dedication, her acceptance of the flow of life with understanding and awareness, and most importantly, her deep wisdom that greatness of life lies in the simplest things, became the 'myth of Ariadne' for us, pulling us out of dark 'solitary thoughts' and bringing us to the radiant we strive together! We followed her along the fragrant path of shared meals and nourishment that unites us, soothing the anxieties of survival and enhancing coexistence. We watched her conversing with the creatures of her life, past, present, and future, with natural ease. And finally, we learned from her and the people in her life that every moment we are here, every second we breathe, is the most precious thing we can ever possess in our journey, and it's worth fighting for, with the best of what we have within us, to make it meaningful!
The historical events of yet another turbulent period in humanity (1874-1914) and the grief it sowed, as greed for power always does, run parallel to what unfolds in Roxandra's microcosm. The chilling and heart-wrenching part is that if we slightly change the names of the oppressors and victims, unfortunately, the pathogenicity of our species to impose upon our fellow humans remains intact! That is why we invite you to take this journey together into the essence of existence! To escape, even for a little while, from the tasteless tomorrow they propose to us and to experience the mystagogy of the flavorful present that we all share!
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