Mystical Dionysios Solomos play at the Vrachon Theater

Dedicated to poetry, the 21st Hymettus Festival is currently presenting a series of performances of Dionysios Solomos’s «The Woman of Zakynthos.» The performances, which kicked off last night, continue tonight and tomorrow at the Anna Synodinou Vrachon Theater. Directed and adapted for the stage by Sotiris Hadjakis, the cast is led by Despina Bembedeli and Hadjakis, with Savina Yiannatou in vocal improvisation. Joining them on stage are dancers Sylvia Katsarou and Katerina Spyropoulou. According to the director’s take, the play follows the descent of the distinguished Greek poet to the Kingdom of Darkness. A mystical and tragic piece, «The Woman of Zakynthos» is a classic text of modern Greek literature. Anna Synodinou Vrachon Theater, tel 210.762.6040. Tickets can be purchased at the offices of Hymettus Municipality (tel 210.762.3857), at Ianos (24 Stadiou, tel 210.321.7917), on tel 801.11.60000 and online at

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