X
My Account
Or
 
 
Location
HIMMELWEG (WAY TO HEAVEN)
Greek Festival 2019
Buy Tickets

Himmelweg (Way to Heaven)
by Juan Mayorga
Elena Karakouli


07/06 until 10/06/2019 at 21:00, Peiraios 260 (E), Duration:
With Greek and English surtitles

 

Formerly a dramaturg for the National Theatre of Greece (2008-2013) and a director of two widely acclaimed performances (Roland Schimmelpfennig’s The Woman Before at the Poria Theatre in 2015 and Adam Seidel’s Catch the Butler at the Ilisia Volanakis Theatre in 2016), Elena Karakouli presents Himmelweg by the award-winning contemporary Spanish dramatist Juan Mayorga. The extremely timely play draws on a true WWII incident.

At a concentration camp for Jewish people near Prague, a show of appearances is on display. Berlin’s Nazi government chooses certain prisoners and forces them to fabricate an image of decent living conditions in order to appease the public opinion. Red Cross representatives, alarmed by the rumours about the conditions at the camp, pay a visit to Terezín, a ghetto (doubling as a camp) where everything seems to be ‘normal.' Upon their return from the camp, they are to testify on the board and healthcare provided to the prisoners. Himmelweg, however, is far more than a mere re-enactment of historic facts. The Holocaust remains a powerful memory; however, what is even more powerful are the allusions to contemporary reality. We are interested in the process of fabricating lies; conceiving a plan for deceiving others; the perfection of this mechanism; the ease or predilection of humanity to succumb to what is seemingly normal. How and why do we turn a blind eye on things? What forms and shapes do rebellion and submission take? Above all, what are people’s dreams and nightmares, both of those in power and of their respective victims?

 


CREDITS

 

Translated by Maria Chatziemmanouil
Directed by Elena Karakouli
Cast: Nikos Psarras, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Thanasis Dimou, Ilias Andreou, Elli Papanikolaou, Melissanthi Regoukou

 


PRICES

 

ZONE A: 15€ | 10€ student, 65+

ZONE B: 10€ | 5€ student, 65+

Unemployed: 5€ available only at Greek Festival's boxoffice (Panepistimiou 39)

Disabled: 5€ reservations at tameia@greekfestival.gr

Group sales at tickets@greekfestival.gr

 

 

Official ticket points for all events appearing on our website are those listed on the relevant event information. Therefore, Ticketmaster brings no responsibility for tickets that were purchased through third sales channels, which do not belong to its official network, and thus hold no guarantee and/or reliability.

 

 

TICKET TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

Upon completion of your purchase, you accept the ticket terms listed here.

 

 

PAYEMENT METHODS

 

Use of credit/ debit card:

www.ticketmaster.gr

- Call Centre: 210 8938112 (Mon - Sun: 9:00 - 21:00)

- Greek Festival Box Office Panepistimiou 39 (Stoa Pesmazoglou) Monday-Friday 10:00-16:00 (Saturdays 10:00-15:00)

- PUBLIC Stores

- OPAP Stores

 

In Cash:

- Greek Festival Box Office Panepistimiou 39 (Stoa Pesmazoglou) Monday-Friday 10:00-16:00 (Saturdays 10:00-15:00)

- PUBLIC Stores

OPAP Stores

- Ianos Bookstores (Stadiou 24 & Aiolou 67, Athens)

 

 

Read More...
 
 
   
TICKETS AVAILABILITY:
 
AVAILABLE
 
LIMITED
 
SOLD OUT
 
NOT AVAILABLE
No available performances found!