CULTURE

Trilogy at Salonica baths

The archaeological site of the Paradeisos baths (Bei Hamam) in Thessaloniki is playing host to the complete trilogy by Dimitris Dimitiriadis «Ithaca – Ulysses – Homer,» as presented by the DameBlanche Arts company. This work – which is being presented as part of a tribute to Dimitriadis’s overall contribution to the theater – comprises three monologues that focus on Ithaca, Ulysses and Homer in an original manner. Ithaca, for example, is personified by actress Chryssa Kapsouli (directed by Sofia Karatza with sets by Maria Konomi), where the character, once given a voice, represents a journey taken by millions of individuals over time. In «Ulysses,» performed by Argyris Xafis, the hero is ill-equipped to deal with the ordeal set before him and returns to a tepid welcome. «Homer,» which is performed by the playwright himself and accompanied by musician Telemachos Mousas, is the final part of the trilogy, in which the writer portrays the epic author pondering the essence of his opus. Performances run until Saturday. Bei Hamam, Egnatia Street & Aristotelous Square. Shows begin at 9 p.m.