A STAND-UP TRAGEDY IN BROKEN ENGLISH
By Sergio Blanco
With Despina Sarafeidou
In broken English
Using the mythical Cassandra of Greek tragedy, playwright Sergio Blanco creates a one woman tour-de-force. Kassandra, wearing red patent-leather boots, reveals her Odyssey. Sex, war, and power, winners and losers. In her off-kilter immigrant English, she talks about our own search for meaning and hope. Tears and laughter, sarcasm and humor, Euripides and Bugs Bunny. The distance between myth and reality, performer and audience, space and text collapses.
Kassandra is performed in broken English by a protagonist who is simultaneously the Cassandra of ancient Greek tragedy and a transsexual immigrant prostitute in any city of the 21st century – an exile in her own body, a stranger in every country.
Direction Despina Sarafeidou - Evangelia Andritsanou
Costumes Loukia Minetou
Music selected by Vasilis Tsonoglou
Photos / Lights Dimitris Gerakitis
Graphic design Dennis Spearman
Trailer Christos Mouroukis
Production team Theodoros Kagkelaris, Thanos Kappas, Alexis Karatzas, Eleni Karra, Christina Kouli, Dimitra Nikolopoulou, Eleni Panitska, Tzeni Paraskevopoulou, Anneta Pylarinou, Antonis Rokakis, Toula Stavrakoudi, Maria-Xenia Stylianou, Larissa Vergou