Platonov (Anna Petrovna)

Yorgos Lanthimos, 2011
The irresistible schoolteacher Mikhail Platonov is caught in a whirlwind of lust, dangerous liaisons and vodka.

A crowded plot full of love affairs, shootings, attempted suicides, summer parties, and so forth. Platonov evokes the principal themes that were to preoccupy the author during his theatrical career: the uprooting of the idle aristocracy, the idealism of youth, the disillusion of the aging (both of which can lead to suicide) the boredom of provincial life and salvation through hard work.

Written by: Anton Chekhov Adaptation: David Hare Direction: Yorgos Lanthimos Translation: Efi Giannopoulou Dramaturgy: Elena Karakouli Set Design: Anna Georgiadou Costumes:Thanos Papastergiou Vassileia Rozana Light Design: Thimios Bakatakis Movement: Amalia Bennett Assistant Director: Anna Nikolaou

Performers: Manos Vakousis (Porfyri Glagolyev) Thanassis Dimou (Osip / Sergei Voinitsev) Vassilis Karaboulas (Isaak / Abraham Vengerovich) Andreas Konstantinou (Nikolai Triletski) Ariane Labed (Marko / Kiril / Maria Yegorovna) Angeliki Papoulia (Anna Petrovna) Maria Protopappa (Katya / Sofia Yegorovna) Aris Servetalis (Michael Platonov) Elena Topalidou (Sasha Ivanovna)

Production: National Theatre of Greece

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