Sons and Daughters
Sons and Daughters is social project which is based on real interviews from people who are asked to tell a story that sealed their life. Their stories are associated with important historical events from modern Greek history, but above all describe the constant search of everyday peoples happiness, beyond the major political and social changes in the recent history of the Greek State.
Ten true stories which deal with Migration, World War II, the Occupation, the Civil War, the massive earthquake in Kefalonia in 1953, the construction of the Berlin Wall, the Junta and Greece in the years of the restoration of democracy. The production is enriched with real life stories of member of the Greek-American community in New York.
In the play, four actors and a violin, compose familiar melodies and revive nostalgic images from the lives of previous generations. Through this musical and theatrical journey, the time intervals between generations and desires, struggles and passions of characters coincide with our search for happiness and prosperity.
The project "Sons and Daughters" by Yianni Kalavrianos was performed for the first time at the Athens and Epidaurus Festival in 2012 where it received excellent reviews from the press. Thereafter it was performed at the New World Theater in Athens in autumn 2012. The show traveled throughout Greece
(Thessaloniki, Patra, Kavala, Larissa, Heraklion) and abroad (Italy, Cyprus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Spain).
"Sons and Daughters" with actors: Fotis Batzas, Madalena Papadatou, Nikos Siozos and Alexandra Skendrou.
"Sons and Daughters"
by Yiannis Kalavrianos
Additional stories in English by Eleni Drivas
Directed by Lyto Triantafyllidou
Dramaturgy: Eleni Drivas
Sound Design: Evdoxia Rangkou
Set Design: Victoria Mastrogianopoulou
Costume Design: Sophia Niki Tsortanidis
Light Design: Victoria Mastrogianopoulou
Assistant Director: Flavia Sgoifo
Production Manager: Eleni Drivas
The performance of "Sons and Daughters" will be run: Friday, April 8 to Sunday 24 April. Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 4pm at The Greek Cultural Center, located at 26-80 30th St, Astoria, NY 11102
Greek Cultural Center (View)
2680 30th St. (lower level)
Astoria, NY 11102