BLOOD WEDDING

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

 

Music 

Nikos Kypourgos

 

Assistant Director 

Anna Nikolaou 

 

With

Nikos Karathanos

Emily Koliandri

Ioanna Mavrea

Maria Kallimani

Vicky Volioti

Giannis Kotsifas

Christos Sapountzis

Stavros Giannouladis

Aeneas Tsamatis

 

Duration

120 minutes (no interval)

 

Line Production: Polyplanity Productions