Telling contemporary drama from accomplished actor

A contemporary Greek literary text, one of the most descriptive and poignant novellas produced in the past 10 years, Sotiris Dimitriou’s «God Tells Them So» will be on stage at the Athens Festival’s Scholeion venue until Saturday. The production is a stage adaptation of the book and tells of a day in the life of a group of Greek and Albanian builders working on a house near the northern borders of Greece. The adaptation and direction of the play is by acclaimed actor Nikos Arvanitis. Written in the local dialects of northern Greece and Albania, the play is also performed by northern Greek and Albanian actors, joined by three musicians playing in a traveling troupe who take refuge from a rainstorm in the half-built house. The director acts in the play, alongside Christos Ninis, Spyros Poulis and Karafil Sena, as well as musicians Alexandros Arkadopoulos, Dimitris Gasias and Armado Dimitriu. The music has been researched by Nikos Dionysopoulos, sets and costumes are by Dina Avagianou and the lighting is by Alekos Anastassiou. Athens Festival, tel 210.327.2000.

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