I Want a Country : Θέλω Μία Χώρα
Written by Andreas Flourakis
Directed by Anasasia Revi
How did everything suddenly fall apart? In the aftermath of a crisis, the old ways no longer serve as a means of coping with a new reality. Inspired by the current social situation in Greece, this is not just a play about Greece. The meltdown of the 'Country' as we know it brings about a popular demand for change.
Exploring the notion of the 'Country' and the social tension through a quest to define it, one tantalizing question arises. Is there a dream country after all? Can a society re-invent itself or will the country for ever remain a utopia, wishful thinking?
Written in 2013 by Andreas Flourakis, in an unconventional, chorus-like structure, the play does not follow the standard theatrical norm. With no concrete characters, scenes or dialogues, the writing ingeniously conveys a sense of volatility. Praxis and our director, Anastasia Revi, bring our 'Country' to life, and, as ever, are proud to present yet another piece of Greek contemporary theatre to the Oxford audience.
"I Want a Country" played at the O'Reilly Theatre, Keble College, Oxford, 11-13 May, 2017.
In alphabetical order
Creative and Production Team
Directed by Anastasia Revi
Lighting design by Yiannis Katsaris
Translation – Alan Knapman, Lydia Imirtziadis, Sevi Iosifidou, Klery Kourouvani
Production – Nikos Mitakidis, Evangelia Kougioumoutzi
Marketing – Alan Knapman, Constance Kratsa, Lydia Imirtziadis,
Katerina Kaselimi, Eirini Fasia, Harissa Helioti, Ilias Alexeas, Elli Siora
Ticket management – Achilleas Kapanidis
Programme – Afroditi Pekou, Alan Knapman
Set and Graphics – Angeliki Xifara
Props – Klery Kourouvani
Sound – Akis Savvopoulos
Surtitles – Panagiota Koliatsa
Lighting – Romanos Nianios