Cultural Festival of Chania – Theatre – 21st, 22nd February and 31st of March

The programme of the Festival of Culture of Chania organized by the  “OPSEIS Theatre Group” includes several exceptional theatrical performances.

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Special rates for clubs, group bookings and watching more than one show.Cultural Festival Theatre Chania

21st February  21.00
“The Prostitute from above” by Antonis Tsipianitis, with Katerina Didaskalou directed by Stamatis Patronis.
Venue: VENIZELOS CONSERVATORY

Erato, the housewife from below, talks about love, rejection, betrayal, cruelty against women, corrupt public servants and  lack of self-esteem. With patience and stoiciness, he lives on the margins, until the day when a prostitute moves into the apartment above. And then … her life changes in a magical way.
€ 13,- general admission, € 10,-  reduced (student, unemployed)
Presale: Venizelio Conservatory

22nd February 21.00
“Pasolini”
 based on  Yannis Soldatos’s work  “When Pasolini met the boy who offered him death”.
Venue: VENIZELOS CONSERVATORY  

A director in today’s Greece decides to deal with the work of Pier PaoloPasolini and with a group of artists he tries to represent the most famous scenes of the author’s films. Important moments in Pasoloni’s life, including friends and ennemies.
€ 13,- general admission, € 10,-  reduced (student, unemployed)
Presale: Venizelio Conservatory

31st March  “The Good Person of Setsuan” by Bertolt Brecht.
Translation – Direction: Nikosestos Chaniotakis
Venue: MEGA PLACEKelaidi Pertheniou 22, Chania
€ 15,-  general admission,  € 13,-  reduced (student, unemployed)
Pre-sale: Mega Place and Sweet Corner

About the play:
Originally, Brecht planned to call the play The Product Love (Die Ware Liebe), meaning “love as a commodity”. This title was a play on words, as the German expression for “true love” (Die wahre Liebe) is pronounced the same way (Die Ware Liebe)
The play is set in China between the two World Wars. The title character, Shen Te, is a poor but warmhearted prostitute. As she is alone is willing to shelter three gods, they have favoured her with a gift of money.
She purchases a tobacco shop but finds that her customers take advantage of her kindness. To save her business, Shen Te adopts an alter ego:
dressing as a man and acting the role of her tough and pragmatic cousin Shui Ta, she is able to exact just payment. She is forced to assume this role so often that, as Shui Ta, she is accused of murdering Shen Te. In the climactic trial scene, Shui Ta reveals that she and Shen Te are the same person.

The theme of qualitative goodness, which seemed so simple and obvious in the title of the play, is rendered unstable by application to both genders, as Shen Teh realizes she must operate under the disguise of both in order to live a good life.
It has been argued that Brecht’s use of the literary device of the split character in this play is a representation of the antagonism between individual-being and species-being that underlies bourgeois societies.

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