A symbolic journey by train from ancient to modern Greece, full of humour and emotions.
An old wagon is transformed into a theatrical stage, where the mythological, hieratic figure of ancient greek tragedy, Medea, meets the contemporary “priestesses” of modern Greece, Maria Callas and Melina Mercouri. Three mythical women, three legends of art and life... Their paths are different, yet they have one common characteristic: they are passionate women, incorporating the temperament and values of Greek spirit: passion for life, passion for love, passion for art and creativity, passion for freedom and democracy.
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, who starred in the most well-known international films, fought for culture and democracy.
An actress and a musician meet on stage to bring to life significant historical moments and guide us through this imaginary voyage, where Greece is its departure and arrival at the same time with stops in the hearts of people around the world.
Eugenia Arsenis writing / dramaturgy Tatiana Ligari direction / stage design Dora Lelouda costume design Fotis Mylonas opening music composition Spyros Rasidakis video design Sakis Birbilis lighting design Danae Koureta headdresses
Evelina Arapidi actress Fotis Mylonas musician (guitar, mandolin, bansuri, percussion instruments)