The theatrical show about the legendary Greek female figures of Medea, Maria Callas and Melina Mercouri, has had a series of successful performances at the Railway Carriage Theater “To Treno sto Rouf” since 2016, and a long tour around the world (Sydney, Adelaide, Darwin, Brussels, New Delhi, Bangalore). From May 27 is back at the Railway Carriage Theater “To Treno sto Rouf,” for 10 performances only, until July 29. The play is performed in English.
Passion is what unites the three heroines
The plot of the 60-minute play is based on three legendary Greek female figures: Medea, Maria Callas and Melina Mercouri, who travel by train, among a crowd of passengers. Medea, the tragic figure of ancient Greek drama, blinded by her deep love for her husband, murdered her own children. Maria Callas, the opera diva, devoted her life to music and let her fate be sealed by a fatal romance. Μelina Mercouri, one of the most beloved Greek actresses, who was also a singer and a politician, starred in films who had international success and fought for culture and democracy.
The departure station of this journey is ancient Greece while contemporary Greece is its destination. The tragic ancient drama heroine Medea meets the two great “priestesses” of modern Greece, Maria and Melina. A common feature unites their different paths: passion – passion for life, love, creation, and freedom. History, culture, art, the power of the human soul and the struggles for democracy come alive on stage by an actress and a musician, who accompany the audience on a fascinating journey of creative memory, humor and emotion.
During its long run, the show was presented to Greek and English-speaking spectators of all ages from all over the world, deeply touching their hearts. The powerful and emotional play by Eugenia Arseni (writing & dramaturgy) has received enthusiastic reviews over the years, notably for the sensitive and inventive directional approach of Tatiana Ligari and the superb acting of Evelina Arapidi in the iconic roles of Medea, Maria Callas and Melina Mercouri.
The play is suitable for teenagers and children aged 10 years old and over, who wish to practice their comprehension of the English language through art.