Athens and Epidaurus Festival

Blood Wedding by Federico García Lorca

Directed by Lena Kitsopoulou

15-17 September, 21:00

23-24 July, 21:00

Peiraios 260, Building H 


 “Life is laughter amid a rosary of deaths”

Federico García Lorca


The theme of love lost, love thwarted by social convention, is fundamental in Federico García Lorca’s body of work and reflects his personal experiences. The unquenchable flame of the star-crossed adolescent romance of Leonardo and the Bride in Blood Wedding (1933) leads, inevitably, to tragedy. Unconventional as ever, Lena Kitsopoulou vividly reawaken the Spanish poet’s unconditional defence of romantic fervour, while poking fun at social hypocrisy and taboos. The director and her actors take the plunge and bare themselves: Nikos Karathanos, Emily Koliandri, Ioanna Mavrea, Maria Kallimani, Vicky Volioti, Yiannos Perlengas, Giannis Kotsifas, Christos Sapountzis.


Translated by 

Nikos Gatsos


Directed by 

Lena Kitsopoulou


Set & Costume Design 

Elli Papageorgakopoulou


Lighting Design 

Nikos Vlasopoulos



Nikos Kypourgos


Assistant Director 

Anna Nikolaou 



Nikos Karathanos

Emily Koliandri

Ioanna Mavrea

Maria Kallimani

Vicky Volioti

Giannis Kotsifas

Christos Sapountzis

Stavros Giannouladis

Aeneas Tsamatis



120 minutes (no interval)


Line Production: Polyplanity Productions