“Olga” is presented by DI.PE.THE. VERIAS - CULTURE - Wishevoke

“Olga” is presented by DI.PE.THE. VERIAS – CULTURE

from “The Other View.”

Her "Olga" presents DI.PE.THE.  VERIAS

Premiere: Friday, April 5, 2024

Performances: Friday – Saturday – Sunday / April 5 – 6 – 7 and 12 – 13 – 14, 2024

The DI.PE.THE. Verias opens its main stage for 2024 with the project “Olga” be Michalis Kovanidis leaded by Vivis Nikopoulouwith the Kalliopi Psaltidou
in the title role.

A few words about the project

Michalis Kovanidis gave us a strong thematic theatrical monologue with which he embellishes the bad texts of the Greek in a sophisticated and sometimes humorous way patriarchal society.

The focus is on the Holy Greek Family.

Olga is the woman next door who finds herself in her husband’s arms.

Her daily abuse and the regime of fear and guilt in which she lives make her a helpless being, unable to react.

Gender-specific violence, marriage, motherhood, the status of women and men, abuse and its silence are topics that are addressed extremely aptly.

Especially today, when the barrier of silence is gradually beginning to break.

This project aims to become the voice and defender of every woman who has fought to claim what is taken for granted.

“Olga” was awarded by the literary club “Parnassus” in 2017 and presented by DI.PE.THE. Serres between 2017 and 2019.

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Director’s note

Someone called her a woman.

Just one word… three syllables…

A woman buried behind norms and moral lies…

Someone silenced her, but because she was a woman, she changed.

Someone called her Olga, but she never saw anything beyond that.

We call it a second reading in the theater.

In search of what lies behind the obvious.

What do you say; We do it;

It is worth it!

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Performance ID

text: Michalis Kovanidis

Direction / scenography / costumes / music editing / kinesiology: Vivi Nikopoulou

lighting: George Vegetas

Landscape painting: Damianos Economides

Sound engineer: Alexandros Karotseris

Assistant director: Stratos Hatzopoulos

Creative / Art / Photos: Tasos Thomoglou

Video / Montage: Pavlos Tsanaktsidis

Organization / communication / production: DI.PE.THE. Verias

In her role Olga The

Kalliopi Psaltidou

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Events: Friday 5th, Saturday 6th, Sunday 7th and Friday 12th, Saturday 13th, Sunday 14th April 2024

Time: 9:00 p.m

Space: Antoniadeos House of Letters and Arts

Ticket price: 10 (general admission) and discount 8(Disabled, unemployed, over 67, children under 18, students of the DI.PE.THE. Veria laboratories)

Advance booking: DI.PE.THE Offices. (Pavlou Melas and Bizaniu, 3O Floor of the Arts Center D. Veria) | Working days (except public holidays) 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | T: 2331078140 – 146

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The DI.PE.THE. Verias Thanks Sincerely the furniture manufacturer Kogias House Collection (4O kilometers of the Veria-Naoussa ring road) for kindly providing furniture for the scenography of the show.

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KE DI.PE.THE. Verias is funded by a program contract from the Ministry of Culture, the Central Macedonia Region and the Municipality of Verias.

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