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The M.A.I.R.O.Y.L.A. by Lena Kitsopoulou travels to France with Le Théâtre de l'Échappée

01 July 2021Source: Théâtre de l'Échappée

The inventive monologue - confession of M.A.I.R.O.Y.L.A. by Lena Kitsopoulou travels to France this summer to be enjoyed by the French audience and the Théâtre de l'Échappée, in French translation by Myrto Gondicas entitled P.E.T.U.L.A.

The script outlines the life of a modern woman who is not satisfied with her life as it is, and she describes it as "a little bad watermelon". For almost an hour, she communicates with the audience with her humor, suffering, tormentous speech, until she swallows the pill of M.A.I.R.O.Y.L.A...... But her tortures are not over, as she reappears in the afterlife for a battle with Saint Peter and a posthumous meeting with the rebetiko composer Vassilis Tsitsanis, at the summit of a supposed absurdity!

Lena Kitsopoulou is a multifaceted personality of the modern Greek and not only, cultural scene, actress, director, playwright, lyricist, but also a rebetiko singer in her spare time, as well as the author of many collections of short stories. Her speech is full-bodied, playful, charming, passionate and often shockingly provocative, but always clear. She often deals with difficult aspects of the Greek mentality and  issues such as xenophobia, consumer society, etc.


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