Theatre: “At the Palace of Knossos” (Nikos Kazantzakis), Chania

Under the auspices of the Region of Crete, the Association of Friends of the Theater of Chania presents the theatrical adaptation of the book by Nikos Kazantzakis, “At the Palace of Knossos.”
WHEN: 13th – 15th April  20.00
At the Palace of KnossosWHERE: Cultural Centre  Chania, Andrea Papandreou 70
Free entrance, but bring food for the Social Grocery of the region instead.

Blending historical fact and classical myth, Nikos Kazantzakis transports the reader 3,000 years into the past, to a pivotal point in history: the final days before the ancient kingdom of Minoan Crete is to be conquered and supplanted by the emerging city-state of Athens.
The familiar figures living in that ancient world – King Minos, Theseus and Ariadne, the Minotaur, Diadalos and Ikaros – fill the pages of this novel with lifelike immediacy.

The story unfolds in the palaces of Knossos, in Minoan Crete. At a time when Crete was truly omnipotent with colonies from the West to the East and Minos was a mighty leader. The two daughters of Minos, Ariadne and Phaedra live in the palace, two completely different characters. A stranger comes to stir up the waters and causes the first rupture in the domination of Minos.

Theatrical adaptation, Lyrics: Giota Boura.
Original music: Alkioni Malekaki
Sets: Evangelia Volakaki
Choreography: Vassiliki Duntoulaki-Jazz Train Studio
ACTORS: (In order of appearance)
Thinking Minos 1: Maria Kapokaki
Theseus: Giorgos Vnorniotakis
Think Minos 2, Empress of Palmyra: Chrysoula Psyllaki.
Minos: Nassos Athanasopoulos.
Ariadne: Lina Keladi
Phaedra: Katerina Pontikaki.
Thinking Minoos 3: Christina Verriaki.
Icarus: Pavlos Kastrinakis.
Haris: Denis Karavasiliadis
Krinos: Argyrenia Spinthouraki
Malis: Elena Athanassopoulou
Aegeus: Apostolos Bouzakis
Children’s choirs also participate.
They’re singing
Venice Flemetaki
Emmanuela Koumandraki
Eugenia Seferli
Alexandra Seferli
Katerina Tsaramanidou
Argyrenia Spinterouaki
Maria Papadogianni
Recordings of music and songs were made in the studio of Nikos Sotiropoulos. The songs of the performance are in the music of Alkyon Malekakis and lyrics by Yiota Boura.


Xaniotika Nea


I'm Austrian living in Tavronitis, love nature, music, good books, sunsets, the sea, travelling, socializing and more. I came to Crete as a student in the early 70s, exploring the west and southwest of the island with friends by motorbike. When you are young everything is important and, there are lots of things to do...I did. Job, family,children, travelling the world. But I never lost my love for Crete for a minute. And nine years ago I ended up in this convenient corner of Crete, not only for holidays, but to stay and haven't regretted it for a minute.