KILLING GAME, BY EUGENE IONESCO - NATIONAL THEATRE OF GREECE

 

 

 

20 actors

A live orchestra 

95 characters

250,000 dead...

 

All is ordinary and uneventful in the town; it hums with life, full of happy carefree people whose daily lives are disturbed by nothing of significance, until a strange theatre company decides to entertain its audience in an abandoned drive-in with the performance of a cruel farce…

Death, as the company’s master of ceremonies, offers the spectacle of a series of agonising and at the same time savagely comic deaths, picking off the characters one by one... As the social fabric falls apart and masks begin to slip, the powerless people are whipped up into a crescendo of horror and suspense. Danger is everywhere and little by little, everything changes, so that no one is safe anymore…

Creation team

Translation & Adaptation: Gerasimos Evangelatos
Director & Set design: Yannis Kakleas
Set design & Lighting: Sakis Birbilis
Costume design: Eleni Manolopoulou
Music: Stavros Gasparatos
Choreography: Aggeliki Trobouki
Assistant director: Nurmala Easty
Video: Stathis Athanasiou
Music coach: Melina Peonidou
Assistant composer: Panos Tsingos
Assistant costume designers: Elli Apostolaki, Alexandros Garnavos
Dramaturg: Eva Saraga
Hair design: Chronis Tzimos
Makeup design: Olga Faleichyk

On-stage Musicians
Panos Tsingos: Piano and electronics
Anastasios Misyrlis: Cello
Stamatis Fousekis: Double bass
Iakovos Pavlopoulos: Percussion

Cast
Maria Diakopanagiotou, Stelios Iakovidis, Ieronymos Kaletsanos, Laertis Malkotsis, Christina Maxouri, Leoni Xerovasila, Agoritsa Ikonomou, Giorgos Papageorgiou, Nikolas Papagiannis, Paschalis Papadakis, Panos Papadopoulos, Evdokia Roumelioti, Giorgos Stamos, Anastasia Stylianidi, Areti Tili, Elena Topalidou, Aggeliki Trobouki, Giorgis Tsouris, Alexios Fousekis, Victoria Fota
 

Photos by Patroklos Skafidas