WRITTEN BY: Spyros D. Michalopoulos
DIRECTED BY: Agelita Tsougou
CHOREOGRAPHER: Ermira Goro
LIGHTING DESIGNER: Christina Thanasoula
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER: Niki Psychogiou
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Meropi Papastergiou
PHOTOS: Haris Germanidis
Co-produced with 104Theatre
The Science of Love
Spyros D. Michalopoulos
In conservative 1978-era Greece, two teenagers who are madly in love decide to take their relationship to the next step. They decide to make love for the first time, thus overcoming their bashfulness as well as the stereotypical social mores of the time.
Their "guide" in this journey towards the culmination of their relationship is an old-fashioned sex encyclopedia/lexicon according to which men are not to have casual sexual relations with girls they do not know or with ‘’filthy, barefoot tourists’’, while women are to avoid ‘’night clubs with juke-boxes, sex-atmosphere and low lighting.’’
The moralistic views of this antiquated lexicon baffle the young couple, thus creating the right circumstances for a tender comedy with vintage aesthetic and explosive pace. It also provides them with the occasion to express their very differing opinions on politics, society, and relationships in general while testing the limits of their own relationship in the process.
"Sex Lexicon – The Science of Love’’ is a modern greek play written by Spyros D. Mihalopoulos, a graduate of the National Theatre’s Playwriting Studio and a Botsis Award winning journalist.
It ran for over 150 sold-out shows in Athens from October 2016 till May 2018 and it also toured in Cyprus, Thessaloniki, Kastoria & Volos.
The most sweet & hilarious rom-com you've ever seen!