ATHENS – The Piraeus Group Cultural Foundation (PIOP), in the context of Piraeus Bank’s efforts celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the start of the Greek Revolution of 1821, presents the theatrical performance Filiki Eteria: The Brotherhood behind the Revolution, directed by Ioli Andreadi and with an original text by Andreadi and Aris Asproulis, based on research conducted by the two playwrights. This is their twelfth theatrical work, which combining historical events with fiction, unfolds on stage the melancholy thread that governs the lives of the founders of the Filiki Eteria, from the crazy and passionate vision of national independence to their hard and lonely experience.
The play stars Nefeli Kouri, Agisilaos Mikelatos, Kostas Nikoulis, and Despina Sarafeidou.
The show is expected to premiere on July 15 and tour in the summer of 2021 in the open spaces of the nine Museums of PIOP, but also in the Historical Archive of the Foundation in Athens, with free admission for the public. The production has also been invited to perform in New York at THE TANK Theater in Manhattan in April 2022 for three nights with English subtitles.
More information about the show is available online:
A few words about the creators
The director, Professor at King's College London and playwright Ioli Andreadi and the Director of Communication & Promotion of the Art Theater, PhD Candidate in Sociology at Panteion University and playwright Aris Asproulis have co-authored and edited 12 plays, published by Kappa Ekdotiki. Their works have been staged in theaters in Greece, New York, and London, directed by Andreadi, and received excellent reviews. Andreadi and Asproulis specialize in creating original theatrical works based on the study of real events through research of primary archival material, collection of documents and publications, books and historical studies.
Filiki Eteria: The Brotherhood behind the Revolution
Directed by: Ioli Andreadi
Original Text & Research: Ioli Andreadi & Aris Asproulis
Set Design & Costumes: Dimitra Liakoura
Lighting: Stevi Koutsothanasis
Assistant Director / Artistic Collaborator: Penelope Aslanoglou
Production execution: One plus one equals one
Cast: Nefeli Kouri, Agisilaos Mikelatos, Kostas Nikoulis, and Despina Sarafeidou.
The dates of the show tour will be announced in the near future.