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Moonlight sonata

Other Side

Saturday 26 August
courtyard of the Casa de Cultura de Girona, 10.30 p.m.

Place of origin: Vari-Voula-Vouliagmeni (Attica, Greece)
Language: Greek
Duration: 60 minutes
Genre: poetic theatre
Price: free of charge

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An old woman, dressed all in black, confesses her own emotional state to a young man. As she explains her life to him, she speaks of old age, of loneliness, but also of the bitter awareness of having let life pass without having lived it meaningfully. Moonlight sonata is a hymn to life, to love, to youth… to the unquenchable thirst for love and hope that every soul feels. It reminds us that we are completely alone at birth, alone throughout our lives, alone when we die… but that, at the same time, we still yearn for contact with others and for tenderness.

Our burning need to look and feel young endures, regardless of our actual age, as does the deep-seated belief that we can cheat time and others and become what we really want to be.

In this Beckettian landscape, the old woman’s monologue is divided among five women, who represent her many facets. Thus, the message of the poem rises beyond the limits of individual human beings and affects the whole of humanity.

Other Side

The theatre group Ohter Side, from Vari-Voula-Vouliagmeni, is the result of a theatre seminar for adults that started in 2015, within the framework of the Municipal Programme for Sports, Culture and Children’s Education.

The group has performed the plays What can I tell you, Christina, by Yorgos Manioti (2016); Look at them, by Marios Pontikas (2017); Black consolation, by Nikolaos I. Laskaris (2018); Noble agonies, by Sotiris M. Sampanis (2018); Homelands, by Thanasis Papathanasiou and Michalis Reppas (2019 and 2022), and Moonlight sonata, by Yannis Ritsos (2023).



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