“Antigone Lonely Planet”, a production of Onassis Cultural Center (OCC) of Athens, was first presented at the Upper Stage of OCC in December 2017- January 2018. Bringing the show to Paris for one unique performance as part of the Chantiers d' Europe festival, it will commence on Tuesday, May 15 at 9 P.M.
Lena Kitsopoulou offers us a peculiar adaption of an ancient Greek tragedy choir: in her show a quartet of skiers, gathered together in a sort of TV talk show, converse about the myth of Antigone. This is not Lena Kitsopoulou’s first demonstration; we have a vivid memory of her caustic version of “Little Red Riding Hood”, seen during Chantiers d’Europe 2014. Very far from Sophocles, “Antigone Lonely Planet” becomes a surrealistic and grotesque comedy where tragedies constantly challenge individuals on day to day decisions.
Born in Athens in 1976, Lena Kitsopoulou studied at the Drama School and worked as an actress for films and theatre. When she was 30, she started publishing her own texts and in 2012 she directed her first piece at the Athens Festival. Fun fact: She is also a very talented “rebetiko” singer.
STAGING & DIRECTION Lena Kitsopoulou SETS & COSTUMES Elli Papageorgakopoulou LIGHT Nikos vlassopoulos SOUND Kostas Bokos ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR Marilena Moschou ASSISTANTS COSTUMES & DECOR Dimitris Aggelis, Tzina Iliopoulou, Myrto Lambrou PRODUCTION ASSISTANTTzela Christopoulou
TEXT AND DIRECTION Lena Kitsopoulou OPERATOR Aggelos Papadopoulos SOUND ENGINEER Filippos Manesis WITH Petros Georgopalis, Nikoleta Grimeki, Lena Kitsopoulou, Sofia Kokkali, Myrto Kontoni, Andreas Kontopoulos, Eirini Kotsifa, Giannis Kotsifas, Marilena Moschou, Aggelos Papadimitriou, Vassilis Safos, Stavros Tsitsopoulos, Yannis Tsortekis
CREATION PRODUCTION & SUPPORT FOR CHANTIERS D'EUROPE Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT POLYPLANITY Productions - YOLANDA MARKOPOULOU & VICKY STRATAKI.