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Hellenic Art Theatre returns with famous Greek comedy ‘Ploutos’

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The Hellenic Art Theatre reopened to huge applause on September 5 due to their incredible performance of Greek comedy, Ploutos (Wealth).

After six months of hibernation due to the coronavirus outbreak, the theatre group is back with enthralling performances running right up until September 20.

Based on a play written by ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes almost 2500 years ago, Ploutos tackles the issue of inequality between the rich and poor in a thought-provoking and insightful way.

The plot is based on a poor Athenian man, Chremylos, who returned home from his visit to the Oracle of Delphi with a blind old man who turned out to be Ploutos, the God of Wealth.

Chremylos decided to help restore Ploutos’ sight so the God would distribute his wealth to the deserving and virtuous.

The whole cast of Ploutos. Photo: Hellenic Art Theatre.

“It was this relationship between the God of Wealth and the poor Athenian man, Chremylos, which really made me realise things haven’t changed much since Aristophanes first wrote the play,” one audience member said.

“The comedy was just a really clever way to comment on today’s social injustices and ridicule the unfair distribution of wealth and corruption.”

With such high praise from just its opening night, Ploutos is expected to continue its success throughout September.

Tickets can be purchased here.

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