The OUGS theatre group Praxis (Πράξις) brings the Greek spirit to Oxford by performing modern Greek plays with English surtitles. To the best of our knowledge, our début, Internal Affairs, was the first ever modern Greek play to be performed in Oxford in its original language.
11-13 June, 2015 – The Building
The Building (Το Κτίριο – To Ktirio), a modern Greek play written by Peny Filaktaki and directed by Anastasia Revi, runs at the Michael Pilch Studio of Balliol College between 11th and 13th June, with a matinée on the Saturday.
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“It’s the first time I’ve ever spoken about this. The truth is, it’s the first time I’ve spoken at all, uttered a word, with a human voice. Because it’s generally accepted that buildings cannot speak.”
Written in 2011, this is a story of a building which narrates its turbulent life from the first day people raised it onto its feet until today. Over the course of the past century, the building constantly changes functions and inhabitants, gradually becoming a beacon of history. The never-ending alternation of existence, war, peace, birth and death of its occupants stands in stark contrast with the infinity of the building’s presence. Through immersive storytelling, the play reveals the cycles of history and the struggle of humans to make a mark and a lasting impact over time.
Anastasia Revi is the Artistic Director of the award-winning Theatre Lab Company (TLC), a London-based international team founded in 1997, which is unique in its promotion, production and translation of challenging contemporary Greek theatre by some of Greece’s most esteemed playwrights. TLC has been invited to and performed at various European venues and international festivals, including in Greece, Prague, Dublin and New York. Anastasia and Praxis began their journey together in December 2014.
The Building is at the Michael Pilch Studio, Jowett Walk, Oxford, 11th-13th June. Tickets are priced £8 (£6 concessions).
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Christos Astaras, Sevi Iosifidou, Lina Kagli, Achilleas Kapanidis, Katerina Kaselimi, Alan Knapman, Evangelia Kougioumoutzi, Maria Michalopoulou, Nikos Mitakidis, Afroditi Pekou, Angeliki Xifara
14-17 May, 2014 – Internal Affairs
Internal Affairs, based on Εσωτερικαί Ειδήσεις (Esoterikai Eidiseis) by Marios Pontikas, directed and adapted by Manos Tsotras, is a satirical modern Greek play of particular relevance to the current situation both in Greece and in Europe as a whole.
The play ran from 14-17th May, 2014 at the Michael Pilch Studio, Jowett Walk, Oxford, OX1 3TL.
Please read our fantastic review!
Ivi Antoniadou, Marco Durante, Achilleas Kapanidis, Katerina Kaselimi, Alan Knapman, Evangelia Kougioumoutzi, Melina Lepida, Yiannis Mantzaris, Georgios Nianios, Afroditi Pekou, Haris Poursanidis, Angeliki Xifara, Kimon Zagkouris