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Papaflessas

The Greek Theatre – Mantouridion
Building 36, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville
Dates
2 Apr 7:30–9:30pm
3 Apr 7:30–9:30pm
4 Apr 5–7pm
9 Apr 7:30–9:30pm
10 Apr 7:30–9:30pm
11 Apr 5–7pm
16 Apr 7:30–9:30pm
17 Apr 7:30–9:30pm
18 Apr 5–7pm
23 Apr 7:30–9:30pm
24 Apr 7:30–9:30pm
25 Apr 5–7pm
Language
Greek with English surtitles
$30 & $25 (group discounts available)

Ο Mπουρλοτιέρης των Ψυχών / Setting Fire to Souls

A play by Spyros Μelas, adapted and directed by Stavros Economidis, performed by the Hellenic Art Theatre

Papaflessas was a historical character, a priest who went to Constantinople to study but instead joined the “Friendly Society” (“Filiki Etaireia”), which was recruiting followers and gathering supplies for a revolution against the Ottoman Empire. In early 1821 he was in the Peloponnese inspiring Greeks with the will to fight for their long-awaited freedom. He took part personally in the fighting, and in 1823 became a minister in the government of Alexandros Mavrokordatos, but was killed in battle in 1825. Passionate and fearless, he was nonetheless a difficult and controversial character, a sinner as well as a saint.