Greek National Theatre to Live Stream “The Kodjabashis of Castropyrgos”

ATHENS — The National Theatre of Greece is inviting audiences to celebrate World Theatre Day on March 27 by watching its online adaptation of the M. Karagatsis novel "The Kodjabashis of Castropyrgos", which will be livestreamed on Saturday at 19:30, from the Rex Theatre's "Marika Kotopouli" Stage in Athens, Greece.

The novel was adapted for the stage by Thanasis Triaridis and directed by Dimitris Tarlow, while the live stream has optional subtitles in English.

The great M. Karagatsis’s extraordinary trilogy of novels “The Kodjabashis of Castropyrgos”, “Blood lost and won”, and “The last days of Michalos” are brought to the stage as the National Theatre of Greece marks the 200th anniversary of the Greek War of Independence. The novel presents history through the personal story of Micahlos Rousis, a man thirsty for life who does not hesitate to become an outlaw, a traitor, but also a hero.

The cast includes:

Promitheas Aliferopoulos – Papaflessas, elder, man

Kostas Vasardanis – Othonas, Dorotheos

Xanthi Georgiou – Amalia

Dimitris Imellos – Kolokotronis, sergeant

Vicky Katsika – Evangelia Rousi

Alikiviadis Maggonas – Panagos, Kosmas, elder, man

Christos Malakis – Mustafabey

Leda Maniatakou – Martha, oud, bass, piano

Maximos Moumouris – Man, Suleiman

Giorgos Biniaris – Old Michalos, Troukas, Hussein Agha, Andreas Mersinis

Dimitris Bitos – Mothonitis, Loukas Pyros, Arvanitis, Ahmet Toska, Plapoutas, Makriyannis, Karayannopoulos

Leoni Xerovasila – Vangelio Spyropoulou

Areti Paschali – Turkish woman, lyrical singing

Melissanthi Regoukou – Rinoula, Turkish woman

Giorgos Christodoulou – Michalos Rousis

On-stage Musicians: Giorgos Dousos (clarinet, kaval), Kostas Nikolopoulos (electric guitar, bass), Giannis Angelopoulos (drums)


Set design: Thalia Melissa

Costume, design: Alexandros Garnavos

Costume: Gina Iliopoulou

Music: Angelos Triandafyllou

Movement: Korina Kokkali

Lighting: Alekos Anastasiou

Video design: Christos Dimas

Directing assistant: Dimitra Koutsokosta

Set design assistant: Iris Skolidi

Lighting design assistant: Nafsika Christodoulakou

Academic advisor: Stefanos Kavallierakis

German voice coach: Adrian Frieling

Direct from the Rex Theatre – Stage "Marika Kotopouli" Saturday, March 27th, 19:30 – World Theatre Day – [Athens, Greece/ UTC +2] Language: Greek – Subtitles in Greek or English available e-ticket (password): €8 The performance is suitable for teenagers over 15 years old. Watch live: https://livestream.n-t.gr/ Teaser: https://youtu.be/mCUFHGGg12E Info: https://www.n-t.gr/en/events/livestream/The_ruler_of_kastropyrgos


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