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‘Opou Gis & Patris’: Theatrical comedy coming to Melbourne direct from Greece

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The exciting theatrical comedy ‘Opou Gis & Patris,’ co-produced with the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM), is arriving direct from Greece for just three performances on March 8th, 9th and 10th at the Clayton Community Centre.

Konstantinos Kalymniou‘s esteemed text, expertly brought to life by the talented duo of Eleni Tsefalas and Stamatis Tzelepis, underlines the resilience of the Greek immigrants, showcasing their ability to adapt, endure and thrive in any circumstance, wherever they may find themselves.

Lawyer and author Konstantinos Kalymnios is the theatrical show’s playwright. Photo Konstantinos Kalymnios, Facebook.
Lawyer and author Konstantinos Kalymnios is the theatrical show’s playwright. Photo: Konstantinos Kalymnios, Facebook.

Comprising four interconnected stories, the play delves into the complex relationship between Greek immigrants and their homeland, as well as their profound yearning to establish roots in their new surroundings. Titled “Hellas, mana tou kaimou”, “Akra tou tafou”, “Pro ton eisodion”, and “Opou Gis & Patris”, these narratives resonate with audiences through a blend of humour and heartfelt emotion.

Opou Gis + Patris” Direct From Greece. Photo greekcommunity.com.au.
Opou Gis + Patris” Direct From Greece. Photo: greekcommunity.com.au.

This production aims to illuminate the lives of uprooted Greeks worldwide, addressing the pain of separation, the challenges faced, and the moments of happiness.  It serves as a historical examination, drawing parallels between past and present, and embracing the universal aspects of human existence while injecting a healthy dose of laughter.

With a runtime of ninety minutes, the performance unfolds seamlessly, without an intermission, providing an immersive experience enriched with well-known Greek songs.

DETAILS

  • Directed by: Stamatis Tselepis
  • Theatrical Adaptation by: Elena Tsefala
  • Based on a script by: Dean Kalimniou
  • Cast: Stamatis Tselepis, Elena Tsefala, Antonios Baxevanidis, Jim Koutsoukos & Ada Batsaki. 
  • In Greek with English captioning

To book your tickets, visit the website: https://www.trybooking.com/CPEUK

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