Marios Hakkas: “No retouches, please. I want reality”
Marios Hakkas (1931-1972), one of the most important modern Greek writers, spent his life in Kaisairiani, an area which left its mark on his life, his consciousness and his work. Hakkas’ short stories are at once deeply personal, political and existential in nature. This performance will bring Hakkas’ world to life through the city he loved and the places he lived. Incorporating excerpts from Hakkas’ short stories, poems and plays, the performance will combine narrative, live music on stage and accounts from locals, in order to address Hakkas’ impressive body of work, interspersed with biographical information about this major but often overlooked writer. Zoi Xanthopoulou, an actress and director, active in Greece and abroad, traces the melancholy, humour, existential quest, loneliness and irony pervading Hakkas’ texts. Hakkas’ language embraces the city and its people.
The performance will be based on Hakkas’ Complete Works (Kedros Publishing, 2016) and will be realized in collaboration with the locals of Kaisairiani. Reseach for Hakkas and his work is conducted in collaboration with the writer’s nephew, Giorgos Hakas.
The title is a reference to Marios Hakkas’ play Quest
- 06/06 until 08/06/2019 at 20:00
MEDIA KIT / PHOTOS
Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus | Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus | Peiraios 260 | Odeon of Herodes Atticus | Megaron - The Athens Concert Hall | Ancient Agora of Athens | Institut français | Piraeus Municipal Theatre | Lais Open Air Cinema | Museum of Cycladic Art | Athens Conservatoire | Pedion Areos | Archaeοlogical Site of Kerameikos | Roman Forum | Second Skin | Victoria Square Project | Athens | 15th Kypseli High School | six d.o.g.s | Vouleftikon Nafpliou | Ermou & Agion Asomaton pedestrian street | Museum of Greek Children’s Art | Pnyx Archaeological Site | Byzantine and Christian Museum | Chatzikiriakeio Foundation | Korai Square | 10th Piraeus Junior High School | 2nd Medical Unit of Piraeus | Club for UNESCO of Piraeus and Islands | Special School for Autism of Piraeus | Kokkinia Public Housing | Pyxida | Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Atene | Ancient Epidaurus primary school | Shedia | Lygourio Cultural Centre | Ergatika Square | House of Stratis Myrivilis | Ancient Epidaurus Port