“The American” by Alexandros Papadiamantis with Thanasis Sarandos at the Apo Michanis Theater - Wishevoke

“The American” by Alexandros Papadiamantis with Thanasis Sarandos at the Apo Michanis Theater

The show is based on the master short story of the same name by Alexandros Papadiamantis. It is a fascinating story of love and alienation, a special theatrical adaptation for an actor and a musician.


“The American” has over 500 performances, traveled to more than 50 cities in Greece and was watched by over 80,000 spectators. For the first time it was performed on stage in December 2009 in the small Alekton Theater in Metaxourgeio and is still successfully performed to this day. A very moving moment when he traveled to Skiathos in January 2011 in collaboration with the Municipality of Skiathos and the House Museum of Alexandros Papadiamantis on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his death.

“The American” by Alexandros Papadiamantis

The show that was popular with audiences and critics across Greece.

14th year


Extension of performances
March 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th
At the Apo Michanis Theater
Pre sales:www.more.com

Special advance booking discount for all Saturday performances, €12 (regular) and €10 (reduced)
Youth offer: €8 for everyone under 25

Check out the trailer:

“The American” by Alexandros Papadiamantis with Thanasis Sarandos |  EXTENSION OF THE SHOWS!


The “American” John Stothison is a Greek immigrant who returns to his island after 25 years, but no one recognizes him. He wanders alone on the dock, roaming the alleys of the small neighborhood and the ruins of his father’s house. The only thing that gives him hope is love: the hope that his beloved might still be there, waiting for him. Just like Odysseus, who upon his return found his lost Ithaca in the eyes of his faithful Penelope.

“The American” by Alexandros Papadiamantis could be any immigrant’s story. The same and unchanged applies to countless personal and family dramas that Greece experienced during this time, but also in all other times. There were countless young people who, faced with unrelenting poverty, gave up everything and plunged into the unknown: Europe, America, Australia… The “American” of Papadiamantis is nothing more than an immigrant from all over the world.


Director’s note

The actor in “The American” interprets a persona of Papadiamantis as the narrator. He looks into the action and, with the help of music and sounds created specifically for the show and performed live by a musician, transforms himself into all the faces he tells. The result is a continuous dialogue of the Skiatian author’s idiosyncratic language, coupled with contemporary live music: the universe of atmospheric sounds created by the special use of the piano played as Sanduri is complemented by the richness and power of the exciting Padiamantic language . Actors and viewers are invited to take part in the mysterious and enchanting world of Papadiamantis, full of poetry and lyricism.


“The American”

By Alexandros Papadiamantis

Directed Performance Lighting: Thanasis Sarandos
Music composition: Lampros Pigounis
Musician on stage: Konstantinos Evagelidis
Stage editing video costume: Lina Mochiou
Photos: Marilena Stafylidou, Tasos Thomoglou
Assistant director: Theofanis Milleunis
Advertising and contact: Vasso Sotiriou
Production: Ethicon Akmaiotaton Theater Company
Piano sponsor: NIKOTIAN

Where: From Michanis Theater, Akadimou 13, Metaxourgeio, Tel: 210 523 2097
When: From January 20th and every Saturday at 9:00 p.m. and Sunday at 8:00 p.m. until March 17th
Tickets: €15 (regular), €12 (reduced)
Pre sales: www.more.com
Special advance booking discount for all Saturday performances: €12 (regular) and €10 (reduced)
Duration: 65 minutes.

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