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Theatron’s “My Crazy Wife”

ASTORIA – The Theatron Theater Company is presenting “Trelathike I Gineka Mou – My Crazy Wife,” a Manos Pantelides theatrical adaptation inspired by the play “Pink Sins” and directed by Loukas N. Skipitaris at the Theater of the Hellenic Cultural Center, 27-09 Crescent Street in Astoria from Oct. 24 to Nov. 23.
Skipitaris told TNH “we are presenting this play because we like it so much.”

The story revolves around Mano and his friend friend, a psychiatrist who lives in the same apartment building and their philandering.

Mano’s good and loving wife began to be suspicious of some dramatic changes in his behavior. It didn’t matter that it was for the good – Manos had been abrupt, stern and pushy until then – because a Greek proverb has it that when a man changes, he is hiding something.

She needed to find out what was going one and resolves to feign having gone crazy in order to get to the bottom of it. The psychiatrist in turn wanted to find out if she has really lost her mind.
“The play consists of a series of farcical situations,” Spikitaris said, and will be presented with English created by Maria Kokodis.

The acting troop consists of eight people, most of whom Skipitaris has worked with in the past, including Manos Pantelidis, Larisa Antypa, Nikos Karas, Eleni Koundi, Alexandra Skendrou, Vasia Cambouri, John Kallianiotis, and Elena Pouloumbis.

Skipitaris founded Theatron, but it had been dormant for six years. “I wanted to have some time for myself and my wife, to travel a bit and to read, but then I decided to do this play.”

Skipitaris especially like to present comedies. “They are necessary in our world today where we are confronted with tragedy after tragedy…its good for people in times like this to go somewhere and laugh.”

He looks forward to more productions, but it is his policy not to focus on new plays before the current run is finished. They do plan to present plays in English, as Skipitaris noted it is harder to find Greek-speaking actors in America. “And then we will present Greek supertitles,” he said.

Performances will be on Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM, Sundays at 3:30 and 7:30PM. Tickets: $30. Reserved seating: 718-721-7610. Free parking for evening performances at the Catholic Church across the Street. For information visit www.theatroninc.org.

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