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Greek Crisis in London Theater

Untitled_462_355Acclaimed Greek playwright Andreas Flourakis, who made his first appearance in the theater back in 2001 with the collaborative play, Faith (Theater of the South), was chosen by the Royal Court Theatre to take part in The Big Idea: PIIGS project.

International writers join up with their British counterparts to bring their experiences to the Royal Court. The project is about what life really is like for those experiencing austerity in our days. Daily dispatches from Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain will invade the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs.

For a week, from June 25 to 29, the chosen author of each country is invited to express through his own theatrical creation this experience. Greece and particularly the Greek crisis, as perceived by Andreas Flourakis, will be hosted on Friday, June 28.

His work will be translated in English by the famous English playwright Alexis K. Campbell, who stressed: “With the unemployment in Greece reaching almost 30%, soup kitchens popping up everywhere and immigrants being physically assaulted by neo-Nazis on a regular basis, it seems that it was about time for the Royal Court Theater to draw its attention to the lives of those people who are most affected by the Eurozone crisis. In collaboration with writers from countries that are actually in the forefront of austerity, “PIIGS” are to bring a week of tragedy, comedy and rage to the heart of London.”

The works will be filmed and are to be presented in a live broadcast from the following Royal Court Theatre’s website: http://www.royalcourttheatre.com.

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