Theater Productions

Symptoms of Weightlessness

Polyplanity Productions-Symptoms of Weightlessness
DIRECTED BY: Emily Louizou
Athens Epidaurus Festival Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus
14/07 - 15/07/2023
Polyplanity Productions-Symptoms of Weightlessness

Is our fate a second chance we were given? Can we escape our character because we were loved dearly? 19 July 1969: Two days before humanity’s first moon landing, the lawyer of a young man who was acquitted for his mother’s murder visits the country house of his client’s family, accompanied by his wife. What initially seemed like a leisure trip escalates into a violent, psychological story, rife with well-hidden secrets and twists…

Inspired by Aeschylus’ Eumenides, the play Symptoms of Weightlessness by internationally acclaimed playwright Gianni Skaragas is a story about the heaviness of traumatic memories and human character, which carries the same, unbearable darkness, regardless of whether it is found in a different planet or era.

Under the helm of Emily Louizou, a young, London-based director, the performance transports us inside a purgatory, where characters arrive in order to be purified. Even though the Areopagus has acquitted Orestes, the actual trial takes place now as a closed-door session. Memory is fluid and the Erinyes are invariably present: no matter how much they are appeased, the scar will remain open, akin to a perpetual injury.

Directed by Emily Louizou

Set design Thalia Melissa

Costume design Niki Psyhogiou

Musical composition Irene Skylakaki

Movement Ioli Filippakopoulou

Lighting design Christina Thanasoula

Lyrics Irene Skylakaki, Melachrinos Velentzas, Emily Louizou, Emilianos Stamatakis

Assistant to the director Nina Frantzeskaki

Assistant to the set designer Elli Papadaki

Assistant to light designer Semina Papalexandropoulou

Photos Mariza Kapsabeli

Performance make-up design Roula Lianou

Promo shoot make-up design Olga Faleichyk

Sound engineer Kostis Pavlopoulos

Cast (in alphabetical order) Eleni Boukli (Hermione), Syrmo Keke (Pythia), Nefeli Kouri (Electra), Christina Maxouri (Chrysothemis), Emilianos Stamatakis (Orestes), Melachrinos Velentzas (Apollo), Ioli Filippakopoulou (Clytemnestra)

Stage set construction Stelios Lampadarios

Production technical coordination Nikos Charalampidis

Executive production Polyplanity Productions / Yolanda Markopoulou, Vicky Strataki

We warmly thank Moraitis School for providing us their courtyard for our rehearsals
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