Vassilis Mavrogeorgiou

Against Freedom
by Esteve Soler

Against Freedom is the first part of the Catalan playwright’s Esteve Soler Revolution Trilogy, which also includes Against Equality and Against Fraternity (the three titles reference the national motto of the French Revolution). In Against Freedom, seven vignettes tackle issues such as the refugee crisis, the marital crisis, the ‘vice’ of reading, pedophilia, the economic crisis of the last few years which also gave rise to a social crisis, ‘life’ on Facebook and the all-too familiar, mostly feminine line ‘I have nothing to wear.’

Vassilis Mavrogeorgiou, a popular actor, writer and director, chose this play for its subversive style, which at times reads as a contemporary version of the Theatre of the Absurd. Mavrogeorgiou focuses on the characters’ sense of loneliness and desolation, the sense that humanity bids farewell to the old world.

Soler’s previous trilogy, the Indignation Trilogy (Against Progress, Against Love, Against Democracy) has been translated into 16 languages and received international praise.

With Greek and English surtitles

Audience discretion: No surtitles on the matinee (18:00) performance on 5 July.