Tennessee Williams' SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER, Kefallinias Theatre, Athens, 2014-2015.
A dark case of cannibalism that took place during the interwar years. The victim is a gay poet, Sebastian Venable, and his bullies are a group of impoverished adolescents. The poet, after spending 25 summers traveling the world with his glamorous mother Violet, took the fateful decision to replace her with his cousin Catherine, innocent and unprepared. Violet blames Katherine for being selfish and unable to protect the fragile artist. She plots so that Kathrine gets lobotomized in a psychiatric clinic in order to stop her from narrating the horrible death of Sebastian. The production takes place not in Violet's tropical garden (as indicated by the playwright) but in a secret photographic studio that Sebastian has set up before his death.
The cast: Betty Arvaniti, Loukia Michalopoulou, Alexandros Varthis, Vagelio Andreadaki, Anna Patiti, Giannis Flourakis.
The creative team: Translated and directed by Dimitris Mavrikios / Set Design: Dimitris Polychroniadis / Costumes : Eleni Manolopoulou / Lighting Design: Lefteris Pavlopoulos / Music: Stathis Skouropoulos / Video Direction: Christos Dimas / Assistant Director: Manolis Dounias.
Photographs by Christos Kotsireas, Aggelos Papadopoulos and Michael Dalanikas.