“Women of Passion, Women of Greece”
Medea, Maria Callas, Melina Mercouri
on demand streaming on viva.gr
The successful theatrical performance in English
about the mythical female figures of Medea, Maria Callas and Melina Mercouri,
after a series of performances at To Treno sto Rouf Railway Carriage Theatre since 2016 and a long tour in Sydney, Adelaide, Darwin, Brussels, New Delhi, Bangalore, is now presented with Greek and English subtitles
Three mythical female figures, Medea, Maria Callas and Melina Mercouri, travel among a crowd of passengers by a train of the 50’s.
Medea, the tragic figure of ancient greek drama, blinded by her deep love for her husband, murdered her own children.
Maria Callas, the internationally celebrated opera diva, devoted her life to music and let her fate be sealed by a “fatal” romance.
Μelina Mercouri, one of the most beloved greek actresses, singer and politician, whostarred in the most well-known international films, fought for culture and democracy.
The departure station of this journey is ancient Greece while contemporary Greece is its destination. The tragic ancient drama heroine Medea, meets the two great priestesses of modern Greece, Maria and Melina. A common feature unites their different paths, and that is passion. Passion for life, passion for love, passion for creation, passion for freedom. History, culture, art, the power of the human soul, the struggles for democracy come alive by an actress and a musician, who accompany us to this fascinating journey of creative memory, humor and emotion where Greece is at the same time the starting point and final destination, with the feelings of people all over the world as stopovers.
Eugenia Arseni’s powerful and emotional play, Tatiana Ligari’s distinctive and sensitive directorial approach, Evelina Arapidis’ great acting in the 3 leading roles of Medea, Maria Callas and Melina Mercouri as well as the exceptional live music and the impressive video design move both Greek and foreign spectators of all ages and from all over the world.
The screening of the performance supports Greek and English subtitles.
The performance can be also viewed by teenagers and children aged 10 years old and over who wish to practice their comprehension of the English language.