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Mystery 115 Big and Small Ships

Contributors:

Written By: Efthimis Filippou
Directed By: Argyro Chioti
Music: The Boy
Lighting Design: Tasos Palaioroutas
Sound engineer: Brian Coon
Costume Design: Angelos Mentis
Assistant Directors: Nefeli Gioti, Aggelina Leonti
Executive Production: VASISTAS / Maria Dourou
Starring: Angeliki Papoulia, The Boy
Also On Site: Georgina Chryskioti, Dimitris Kollios

Our deepest gratitude is due to Konstantinos Λambridis for suggesting Angeliki’s unique stool,
Kyriacos Karseras for undertaking the translation of the work on a short notice, Ioannis Polychronopoulos (Environmental Protection Engineering S.A.) for his assistance during our rehearsals at Vlycha, Yorgos Lanthimos for reading and commenting on the text, Yorgos Stefanakos for the inspiration and support, and Jan Van for taking care of the sound systems as well as for his overall artistic support.

Produced By 2023 Eleusis European Capital Of Culture

Information:

Date: 30 & 31 August
Venue: VLYCHA – Ship Graveyard
Meeting point: Old Oil Mill Factory Parking | Access to Vlycha will be carried out exclusively by buses from the Old Oil Mill Factory Parking
Arrival time: 19:30-20:00 | Starting time: 20:30
Tickets: 12€ standard, 5€ students, 65+, unemployed, disabled persons and escorts

The performance is accessible to people with disabilities.

Age guidance: 15+

In the Framework:

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Drawing their inspiration from this eerie and symbolically charged landscape, Argyro Chioti and Efthimis Filippou compose a monologue that is constantly interrupting songs that interrupt it back. Starring Angeliki Papoulia and The Boy.

At Vlycha in Elefsina, a small peninsula that became a ship graveyard, two siblings arrive with their truck to perform a very special ceremony: to transplant organs from their parents’ bodies into theirs and transform themselves into them. A ceremony with god and the audience as witnesses. “You must all remember that the god will be irritated if he realises that a human is disparaging such a ceremony; and if the god is irritated, then the whole effort will lead to a failure. If the god gets irritated, not only this effort will lead to a failure, but he will also punish all of us, and this punishment will not only be that we will end up in hell after death, but perhaps something even worse than that.”

 

Mystery 115 Big and Small Ships is an allegorical work about reconciliation with death, with the past and its traumas, as well as with our inevitable resemblance to our parents. Can we manage to do better than they did? A work full of illusions and interventions on the body. Can the action of previous generations be purged from the landscape of Vlycha? Can the rape committed on this peninsula of Elefsina be undone?

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