“Quartet” by Heiner Müller | Director: Thanasis Sarandos - Wishevoke

“Quartet” by Heiner Müller | Director: Thanasis Sarandos

Thanasis Sarandos immerses himself in the captivating world of Heiner Müller and stages his most important work, “Quartett”. An unconventional text, a hilarious tragedy about human relationships and the self-destruction of Western societies.

The internationally renowned German playwright is inspired by Merteig and Valmont, the two characters from Laclos’ famous epistolary novel “Dangerous Liaisons” (1781), and creates a seductive couple who reject all social norms and morals. His heroes are both perpetrators and victims in a merciless game of sex and power.


In this environment, the two creatures try to find meaning in their lives and face death. In their fateful last contact, they engage in an erotic choreography of bodies, changing roles and identities and crossing gender boundaries. Love as a means of seduction and oppression leads them to complete destruction.

The author states the time in which the play is set as “before the French Revolution and after the Third World War” and places its action in a desolate and frozen landscape. “The Quartet” is a black farce, a tragicomedy that uses humor and sarcasm to depict the decline and self-destruction of Western societies and the decline of urban civilization.

Performance ID

“Quartet” by Heiner Müller. Premiere: March 23rd

They interpret: Christos Vassilopoulos (Valmont), Kerasia Samara (Merteig)

Direction: Thanasis Sarandos

translation: Eleni Varopoulou

Dramatic analysis – program texts: Evi Prusali

Music composition: Konstantinos Evagelidis

Landscape: Thalia Istikopoulou

Costume making: Marios Karavasilis

Motion editing: Plotinus Iliad

Lightning design: Stevi Koutsothanasis

Assistant director: Yannis Grezios

Makeup curation: Irini Gatou

Hairstyles: Charalambos Papageorgiou

photos: Konstantinos Lepouris

Display communication: Vaso Sotiriou-We Will


Where: From Michanis Theater, Akadimou 13, Athens, PO Box: 104 36, Tel: 210 5232097

Never: Starting Saturday, March 23rd and every Saturday at 9:00 p.m. and Sunday at 8:00 p.m. for 15 performances only.
Additional performances: Every Wednesday on April 10th, 17th and 24th at 8:00 p.m

Tickets: €20 (regular), €16 (reduced: over 65, students, groups), €12 (disabled-unemployed)
Pre-sale offer for €12 until March 20th MORE.COM

Length of time: 90′

*The performance “QUARTETO” takes place under the patronage and with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture.

**Contains nudity and is suitable for ages 15 and over.

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