Opou GIS kai ‘PATRIS’

‘Opou GIS kai PATRIS’ – a Theatrical Marvel by Konstantinos Kalymnios, Direct from Greece with Limited 4-Show Engagement

A theatrical comedy, ‘Opou GIS kai PATRIS’ written by the esteemed lawyer and author Konstantinos Kalymnios. This engaging production will be staged at the Greek Theatre – Mandouridion in Marrickville, featuring the talented duo Stamatis Tzelepis and Elena Tsefala, for only four performances between 1st and 3rd of March 2024.

This thought-provoking play delves into the essence of the first generation of immigrants, exploring the gradual fading of their unique way of life over time. Konstantinos Kalymnios, the playwright, was inspired by the disappearing customs and behavioral codes of those who laid the foundations of the Greek community. The story is a heartfelt attempt to preserve the distinctive dialect and traditions of his grandparents’ micro-community in Essendon, Moonee Ponds, and Ascot Vale in Victoria.

The play features the Epirotic dialect, with elements from various parts of Greece, providing a rich linguistic and cultural experience for the audience.

The performance is not only a portrayal of the migrant experience but also includes segments commenting on the current situation in Greece from various perspectives—historical and beyond. In essence, ‘Opou GIS kai PATRIS’ is a historical retrospective, exploring common points that define us throughout time and, of course, offering a generous dose of humor.

The Greek Theatre – Mantouridion
Building 36, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville
1 Mar  7:30pm
2 Mar  7:30pm
3 Mar  4:30pm
3 Mar  7pm
Greek with English surtitles

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