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Saint Demetrios High School Drama Club Premiered with “The Yellow Gloves” (Vid & Pics)

The comedy, “Yellow Gloves”, by the scriptwriters, AlekosSakellarios and Christos Giannakopoulos, was premiered by the newly established Saint Demetrios High School Drama Club at the “P. Patrides” Cultural Center in Astoria on June 1, 2018.

Before the performance started, the teachers Apostolos Mavrommatis and Stavroula Tsoutsa, who directed the theatrical play, welcomed the audience.

“In comedy, we laugh because it is funny, but also because it is real”, St. Tsoutsa mentioned, reading the relevant text written by A. Mavrommatis and emphasized at the same time, that by laughing with overwhelming emotions, hysteria, megalomania, and jealousy of the play’s characters, perhaps you laugh at yourself.

If you decide that the future is forever, then the theater is the most temporary art, St. Mavrommatis highlighted, reading from the same text, and then explained the reasons why, though, the drama grips the audience: “…The theater teaches us. We learn how to read the lines and in between them, […] we observe the others and perhaps ourselves as well. We learn how to come out of ourselves and live others’ lives.”

The theater is the art of simplicity, the modesty, and even the piously of the small gestures, the small steps, the small achievements, she said, reading from the same text, concluding that the theater is the art that we serve, and not the art that serves us.

At the same time, they both thanked all those who supported that endeavor, and more specifically: the presiding priest, Archimandrite Nektarios Papazafiropoulos, as well as all the priests of Saint Demetrios Cathedral in Astoria, the teachers and especially Peggy Simakos and Maggie Lugano, the Assistant Director of the school, Eleni Karagiorgos, the administrative staff, Maria Dakis and Demetra Moutafidis, the director of The Fairview Drama Club, Aspasia Melis, the president, Van Christakos, as well as the Saint Demetrios Cathedral Parish council members, the parents and the students, the Saint Demetrios Lyceum principal in Astoria, Dr. Anastasios Koularmanis, and the president of the School Committee, Nikos Andriotis.

The contributors

The students, who performed, in order of appearance, were the following ones: Andreas Mouhas, Angeliki Tzanou, Krystallia Pasvati, Artemis Orkoula, Giannos Melissourgos, Ioanna Pasvati, Christos Klitsinikos, Evangelia Tsaggaris, Andreas Konstantinou, Savas Tserkezidis, Anna Sarantis. Thus, Savas Tserkezidis (songs), Antora Mitsaki (assistant director – stage manager), Christos Gkerdouki (stage manager), Dennis Hatzitasis and Zoe Bibassi (schooling), and Giorgos Konstantinou (sound-lights)

The play

The main subject of the film is the pathological jealousy in the marital relationship.
The Greek cinematographic film “The Yellow Gloves” in 1960 was performed – amongst others – by the actors Maro Kontou, Mimis Fotopoulos, Nikos Stavridis, Martha Vourtsi, Giannis Gionakis, and Pantelis Zervos.

It was an adaptation of the theatrical play “I Rena exokeile”, written by the same theatrical scriptwriters – Alekos Sakellarios and Christos Giannakopoulos – and directed by Alekos Sakellarios.

The Finos Film company, which – according to the company – was in the past called as “The Hollywood of Greece”, had also undertaken the cinematographic production of the play.

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