Not I
Alternative Stage
Not I

Events - Samuel Beckett

February -March 2023
Δημιουργική Ομάδα

Greek translation: 
Thomas Symeonidis

Music:
Zesses Seglias

Conductor
Nicolas Vassiliou

Stage director:
Savvas Stroumpos

Sets, costumes
Katerina Papageorgiou

Lighting design
Kostas Bethanis 

 

Πρωταγωνιστές Παράστασης

Cast: Elli Iggliz, Evelyn Assouad, Babis Alefantis  

 

With the participation of a 10-member instrumental ensemble

 

 

 

Ticket prices:: 15€, 20€
Students, children: 10€

Alternative Stage

Events

Not I

Samuel Beckett

Available Dates

  • 18, 19, 24, 25 Feb 2023
  • 02, 03 Mar 2023

Theatre 

Commissioned by the GNO Alternative Stage

Greek National Opera Alternative Stage
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

In co-production with the Zero Point theatre company

Starts at 20.30 (Sunday: 19.30)  |   

simeio miden

Among the most demoniac and demanding (from every angle: physical, mental, emotional…) monologues of world theatre, Samuel Beckett’s Not I, written in 1972 for the actress Billie Whitelaw, puts on stage the torrential logorrhea coming out of a floating woman’s Mouth (!) in the aftermath of an unspecified traumatic event, under the gaze of a mysterious, featureless Auditor.

This new approach to the iconic post-war play, a commission by the GNO Alternative Stage to the avant-garde composer Zesses Seglias, whose work focuses on the relationship between the sound and the semantics of the voice and the unification of musical and spoken language, and stage director Savvas Stroumpos, a persistent and uncompromising labourer of a theatre of research, sets itself against the limits of an intractable enigma, but is also faced with a rousing challenge.

In the two artists’ bold approach, the Beckettian sonic and semantic “abyss” is rendered, rather than through a mouth, through two bodies in vocal and spatial counterpoint, highly abstract and condensed at the same time.