Deree Professor stars in the National Theatre of Greece and in the Benaki Museum co-production “On Alexander”

Art and history have the ability of transcending space and time. History leaves us with valuable messages that need to be conveyed and what better way to express these valuable messages than via theater.

Deree Professor Eva Simatou starred in “On Alexander”, at the Museum of Islamic Art, a production resulting from a unique cooperation between the National Theater and the Benaki Museum and ran from October 17 to November 19.

Revolving around the life of Alexander the Great and his conquests, Simatou played Roxane, Alexander’s wife and daughter of the mythical Darius, based on excerpts taken from the epic 12th century poem “Eskandar Nameh”, written by the Persian poet Nizami, which were dramatized in Greece for the very first time.

Director of the play was Stratis Panourios, who had recently directed William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” staged at Korydallos prison –cast members were all inmates– under the auspices of The National Theatre of Greece and the Greek Ministry of Justice.

Continuing her cooperation with the National Theater, she is now playing in the next performance of the series “From the Silence of the Display Case to Living Theatrical Voices” at the infamous Chatzikyriakos-Ghikas house-museum (which is also part of the Benaki Museum). This performance is titled “3 Kriezotou St” and it is based on the 1930s generation of Greek poets. Eva Simatou will perform poems by Maria Polydouri and Matsi Chatzilazarou.

For more information regarding “On Alexander”, check out this link.
For more information regarding “From the Silence of the Display Case to Living Theatrical Voices”, check out this link.
For more information regarding “3 Kriezotou St”, check out this link.”

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