Written by one of Greece’s most popular comedians.
The show was ranked in the top 5 theatre list 2011-12.
DIRECTED BY: Agelita Tsougou, Dimitra Papadopoulou
ART DIRECTION: Frosso Rallis
SET DESIGN: Giannis Mourikis
LIGHTING DESIGN: Katerina Maragoudaki
COSTUME DESIGN: Maria Kontodima
MUSIC: Kostas Zikos
PERFORMED BY: Kostas Voytsas, Elisabeth Constantinidou, Kostas Apostolakis, Thomais Androutsou, Sofia Pavlidou, Petros Lagoutis
PRODUCED BY: Kostas Spyropoulos & Sigma Productions
GRANDFATHER'S BLOOD PRESSURE
by Dimitra Papadopoulou
It’s 2012 in Athens, Greece, and all the members of this lively Greek family are on totally different trajectories.
The most alternative thinker of all grandfathers believes that street protest is an effective method that can lead to radical change.
Granddaughter Number One is a conservative, middle-aged hypochondriac. When she finds out that her husband is cheating on her she seeks refuge in her sister’s house. Granddaughter Number Two is a former anarchist who has lost her revolutionary fervour and is ready to settle down. She meets a police officer - to the surprise of her sisters - and falls head over heels in love with him. Granddaughter Number Three is trying to have a baby with her boyfriend, though he is not too keen on starting a family. He’d rather spend most of his time with Grandfather, printing revolutionary leaflets and envisaging the political party that they both wish to create.
This wild comedy helped Greeks survive the hard times by holding up a mirror to their own society!