by Thornton Wilder
Directed by Thomas Moschopoulos
From 14 February 2024
Thornton Wilder makes his first appearance at the National Theatre of Greece, introducing us to the charming and hilarious The Matchmaker! The Pulitzer Prize-winning author's comedy, which opened on Broadway in December 1955, setting a record for performances and receiving rave reviews from the critics, will be directed by Thomas Moschopoulos at the Marika Kotopouli Stage of the Rex Theatre.
A journey to 19th century New York begins with the resourceful matchmaker Dolly Levi as a guide, enthusiastically undertaking to find the ideal wife for the rich but cantankerous widower Horace Vandergelder. At the same time, Dolly helps Horace's niece, Ermengarde, marry her intended, and works to ensure that everyone finds their ideal mate - or at least someone to relieve their loneliness.
In this delightful farce about love and money, everyone yearns for adventure and attainable happiness. But first, they have to overcome a series of comic obstacles: hiding, disguising themselves, conspiring, and facing unexpected situations in which the shrewd Dolly invariably has a hand.
Thomas Moschopoulos, with the help of a superb creative team and a dazzling cast, uses the conventions of farce, with its rapid-fire set-pieces, to talk about people's need for companionship and how they have to reconcile themselves with the difficult realities of life.
Translator and director: Thomas Moschopoulos
Set design: Evaggelia Therianou
Costume design: Claire Bracewell
Musical arrangement/adaptation: Yiannis Maramathas
Movement: Sofia Paschou
Lighting design: Nikos Vlassopoulos
Dramaturg: Eva Saraga
Directing assistant: Giorgos Pavlou
Set design assistant: Genevieve Athanasopoulou
Costume design assistant: Alexandros Garnavos
Hair design: Konstantinos Koliousis
Makeup design: Olga Faleichyk
Cast (in alphabetical order):
Alkis Bakoyannis, Thanassis Dimou, Vivi Fotopoulou, Galini Hatzipaschali, Simos Kakalas, Ioannis Mistakidis, Rania Oikonomidou, Panos Papadopoulos, Thanasis Raftopoulos, Evdokia Roumelioti, Giannis Sampsalakis, Fotis Stratigos, Melina Vampoula
On-stage musician: Yiannis Maramathas (piano)
Photographs: Patroklos Skafidas
Video: Nikos Pastras
Photographic processing: Mavra gidia
Duration 150' with an intermission
KOTOPOULI - REX STAGE
48 Panepistimiou Street, Athens
Distinguished Zone €18
Zone A €16
Zone B €15
Zone C €10
Single Price €13
Distinguished Zone €25
Zone A €20
Zone B €18
Zone C €10
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TERMS & CONDITIONS
ΔΟΥ: Α ΑΘΗΝΩΝ
ΕΔΡΑ: ΑΓΙΟΥ ΚΩΝΣΤΑΝΤΙΝΟΥ 22-24, ΑΘΗΝΑ
Note regarding the display of surtitles (provided in certain performances): For the best view on the projection screen, it is recommended to select seats in the central section of the first balcony (A' Εξώστης).