FAMA Theater Group NY to Present Comedy, Plug in the Minister, in Astoria

FAMA Theater Group NY and Alexandros Ammohostianos present Plug in the Minister at the Stathakion Center in Astoria in February. Photo: Courtesy of Alexandros Ammohostianos

ASTORIA – FAMA Theater Group NY and Alexandros Ammohostianos announced the upcoming presentation of Michalis Repas and Thansis Papathanasiou’s comical farce, Plug in the Minister, for a limited engagement of only eight performances at the Stathakion Cultural Center, 22-51 29th St. in Astoria.

The performances take place during four weekends in February (Feb. 2-3, 9-10, 15-16, 23-24). On Saturdays, performances start at 8 PM and Sundays at 4 PM. For reservations, call 917-635-8867.

A portion of the revenue will be given to support the New York Greek Independence Parade in recognition of the project and the support provided by the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York in the effort made by all the actors in the troupe.

The project is a crazy farce with the theme of interweaving and dark dealings in politics.

A futuristic machine keeps a dead Prime Minister alive and running the country, as the farce unfolds with one purpose only: Do not change anything.

FAMA Theater Group NY and Alexandros Ammohostianos present Plug in the Minister at the Stathakion Center in Astoria in February. Photo: Courtesy of Alexandros Ammohostianos

The political background strikes, for its own benefit, all sorts of scenarios aimed at not changing anything in the country. A cast of ridiculous characters – the wife of the Prime Minister (Ero Pappas), his mistress (Mantalena Papadatos), his daughter (Ioanna Chasta), the leader of the opposition (Andreas Pliatsikas), his servant (Demetris Sados), the Minister of Defense (Stephanos Stephanou), and his secretary (Alexandros Ammochostinos) do everything to conceal a series of scandals that keep them in power and will not put their achievements at stake. And all this unfolds at the feet of a guileless plumber (Giorgos Mpermpeis).

After working alongside the late Stathis Psaltis, and after collaborations with various Greek figures in New York as production director or actor, Alexandros Ammochostinos brings Plug in the Minister, what he calls “a comedy that will have the audience rolling in the aisles with laughter,” to our Greek Astoria.

The goal is to bring Greek comedy back to the Greek-American community through stable, professional productions.

The director and the entire company gave special to the Federation of Hellenic Societies for the use of the space, and also thanked the playwrights Thanasis Papathanasiou and Michalis Repas who granted the rights to present the project to the Greek community.

Plug in the Minister is a comical farce for a world that often mocks the minister, but somehow he manages to plug us in the socket.

The play is performed in Greek.

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