Straight Line Crazy | Athens | March 23

Being screened live at the Athens Concert Hall from London’s Bridge Theater at 8 p.m. on Thursday, “Straight Line Crazy” stars Ralph Fiennes, Helen Schlesinger and Alana Maria.

Crime and Punishment | Athens | March 22 – April 23

After successful takes on “Of Mice and Men” and “The Red Lanterns,” director Vasilis Bisbikis tackles the great Russian novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky and sets the action in the modern-day Greek capital.

Liz Miele | Athens | March 1

The Athens English Comedy Club in Athens presents New York-based comedian Liz Miele for the first time in Greece, in which she explores trying to date again, what it means to be an older sibling and how she is handling life as it comes her way in a special titled “Murder Sheets” (suitable for people aged 16+).

Artists get education, but few jobs

Lost in the noise about the diplomas of actors, musicians and the like supposedly being “downgraded” to high-school level (a designation which applied only if they sought public sector jobs unrelated to their studies) and the subsequent compromise formula found after a meeting with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, is the fact that university-level programs in various arts already exist. 

Drama school faculty resigns to protest downgrade of diploma

The entire faculty of the Drama School of the National Theater of Greece resigned on Wednesday, after the deadline they had given to the government for the amendment of a presidential decree which equates the diplomas of drama school graduates with high school diplomas.

Ghosts | Athens | Ongoing

The Greek National Theater presents Henrik Ibsen’s controversial “Ghosts,” a drama that shatters the edifice of the sacrosanct family.

In the Solitude of Cotton Fields | Athens | February 9-12

Widely acclaimed American actor John Malkovich and Lithuania’s award-winning Ingeborga Dapkunaite are coming to the Onassis Cultural Center with French dramatist and writer Bernard-Marie Koltes’ play “In the Solitude of Cotton Fields.”

Down painful memory lane

Spectators travel on a bus around the northern port city of Thessaloniki during a performance of “Luna,” a new interactive play directed by Damianos Konstantinidis that is based on Henriette-Rika Benveniste’s award-winning book of the same title.

Kolonos Festival | Athens | September 8-25

Organized by the City of Athens, the annual Kolonos Fetsival, hosted at the open-air theater on the historic district’s Hill of Hippio Kolonos, from September 8-25.