September 11 – September 23, 2012
***This is a summer share production.
Summer Shares at La MaMa provides the opportunity for artists to rent La MaMa’s facilities to produce and exhibit their own work outside of La MaMa’s curated season. Please go to Calendar for schedules.
For more information, please go to www.loizidis.com
After mounting two successful off-Broadway runs of Aeschylus’s Oresteia (2010) and Euripides’s Iphigenia in Tauris (2011), Leonidas Loizides’s acting troupe will return in the Fall of 2012 to present Euripides’s Helen. Produced and directed by the award-wining Leonidas Loizidis, Helen features an outstanding performance by acclaimed actress Eftychia Loizidi and a new adaptation of the play into modern English poetry by Louis Markos, English and Honors Professor and Scholar in Residence at Houston Baptist University.
To watch a 17 minute introduction to Helen in which Professor Markos provides a synopsis of the plot, discusses the reasons he and Loizides chose Helen for 2012, and shares their vision for bringing Greek tragedy to a modern global audience, click this link:
On Sunday, September 16 and 23 at 7pm, Loizidis will also present “Kaddish to a Life not Lived.” In this moving monologue, written by Michalis Kokkinaris, translated by Despines Kontaxis, and performed by Eftychia Loizidi, a Jewish woman named Sarah shares her final thoughts before being killed at Auschwitz. In unforgettable words, she mourns for the life that she will never live with the man she loves, the children she will never hold in her arms, and the simple dreams she will never see fulfilled.