Lakis Lazopoulos is preparing his European Comedy Tour 2012 with the theatrical play “Sorry… I’m Greek,” which apparently has plenty of messages to send across Europe.
“Those of you who are Greek can realize the tone hidden behind this ‘sorry.’ Foreigners might feel that I am apologizing. That we are apologizing. They made us feel guilty. Why? How did we end up being the guilty ones in this story?,” write organizers on the official website.
The show, “Sorry I’ m Greek,” which is written, directed and presented by Lakis Lazopoulos includes three musicians and four dancers. The tour will start on May 12 in Düsseldorf. The premiere will be held in the Mitsubishi Electric Halle in Düsseldorf, where 2,669 people will watch the sold-out performance, proving the popularity the famous comedian enjoys in Germany. Talented singer Charis Alexiou will be joining him in his inaugural performance in the German city.
The tour will continue as follows: May 14 – Nuremberg, May 16 – Munich, May 17 – Frankfurt, May 19 – Stuttgart, May 22 – Paris, May 23 – Brussels, May 26 – Zurich, May 27 – Stuttgart, May 29 – London, June 1 - Uppsala (Sweden). It will then go to Cyprus where it will end its run.
The show will be presented in New York City and Australia next autumn. For the non-Greek speaking audience, there will be subtitles.
Lakis Lazopoulos sends his own message to people across Europe on the official website of the tour. He explains what the message he sends deals with, why he does what he does…
“The play is just a pretext. It’s like when somebody is desperately looking for an excuse to see you. Eventually he succeeds. The play is just an excuse to meet up with you. Being trapped within the recent developments, I felt the obligation to take my soul on a journey and to touch another Greek that gives his own battle in another country, but his mind, his memory, his desire, is there. In Greece. I know that anyone abandoning Greece, leaves behind an emotion. This could be a mother’s affection, a love left behind or a separation… It could also be a feeling of anger towards a homeland that forces you to leave. It can also be the pain of a failed attempt. However, there is always a feeling that is born with you and stays behind and waits for you, just like a candle on a grave that we occasionally forget and the only thing it needs is just a little bit of oil in order to light again. This is how I envision our path. Like a lit candle that we forgot to light and therefore darkness enveloped us.”
Let’s hope that the famous actor can restore some of the respect we used to be treated with by giving some explanations with an excellent sense of humor and excessive love towards Greece.