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.


NEW YORK – Ambassador Dionyssios Kalamvrezos, PhD, will present his new novel ‘Εικονικός Εφιάλτης’ (‘Virtual Nightmare’) along with the basic elements of Artificial Intelligence in three events April 18, 19, and 21.

Top Stories


A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.


Indians Vote in the First Phase of the World’s Largest Election as Modi Seeks a Third Term

NEW DELHI (AP) — Millions of Indians began voting Friday in a six-week election that's a referendum on Narendra Modi, the populist prime minister who has championed an assertive brand of Hindu nationalist politics and is seeking a rare third term as the country's leader.

WASHINGTON (AP) — After its midnight deadline, the Senate voted early Saturday to reauthorize a key U.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Israel demonstrated its military dominance over adversary Iran in its apparent precision strikes that hit near military and nuclear targets deep in the heart of the country, meeting little significant challenge from Iran's defenses and providing the world with new insights into both militaries' capabilities.

CONCORD, Calif. (AP) — A year before I-Ting Quinn's son was old enough for kindergarten, she and her husband had the option to enroll him in “transitional kindergarten,” a program offered for free by California elementary schools for some 4-year-olds.

ATHENS — The flame that will burn at the Olympics is spending the night at the ancient Acropolis in Athens, a week before its handover to Paris 2024 organizers.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.