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Cancellation of the event on Monday 02/01 - New show added: Saturday 07/01
We would like to inform you that the play Christmas Stories at the Lighthouse | Vangelis Hatzigiannidis, The Suitcase of Ourania Celeste, which was scheduled for Monday 2/1/2023 at 18:30, unfortunately will not be able to take place due to health reasons.
We understand the inconvenience this may cause, especially during the festive season, so we are considering the possibility of repeating the show on a new date. In this case, you will be informed first about the new date by email and be given the opportunity to purchase your tickets before the pre-sale opens to the public.
- Regarding the tickets you have purchased through Ticket Services, they will be automatically canceled and their value will be returned your card.
- For tickets purchased at the physical pre-sale point, the cancellation and refund is made at the point where they were purchased.
A detailed update will follow via email.
Like every year at Christmas time, the Christmas Stories of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) come to life at the Lighthouse.
Award-winning writer Vangelis Hatzigiannidis has written a brand-new play for our Christmas Stories at the SNFCC Lighthouse — a funny (and a tiny bit scary), as he puts it, play for children and the entire family — and Sofia Vgenopoulou, a beloved director of theatre for children and teens, has directed it.
Shortly before Christmas, the famous writer Ourania Celeste arrives from Paris and is offered hospitality at the house of her favorite nephew. She and her enormous suitcase get settled in. The family’s life is upended. In a matter of just a few days, so much will change. And the big question remains: What is the content of that mysterious suitcase?
Starring Elena Topalidou as Ourania Celeste.
Starting December 23, for 12 performances:
Monday, 02/01 (cancelled)
Saturday. 07/01 (new show)
Start time: 18.30
• Interpretation in Greek Sign Language
Efi Psaradelli | December 28, 29 & January 3
• Acoustic description and tactile tour
liminal | December 28, 29 & January 3
Script and Acoustic Description Narration – Tactile Tour
Acoustic Descipition Editing
• Sensory friendly performance
TheHappyAct | January 4
Start time: 18:30
Tactile tour start time: 17:30
For children aged 7+
Age limit applies.
Directed by: Sofia Vgenopoulou
Set design: Tina Tzoka
Costumes: Eleni Manolopoulou
Movement: Antigone Gyra
Original Music Score: Angelos Triantafyllou
Song lyrics: Vangelis Hatzigiannidis
Lighting Design: Dimitris Kasimatis
Assistant Director: Athena Bakoyanni
Assistant set designer: Stavros Balis
Assistant Costume Designer: Maria Darmou
Cast (alphabetically): Spiros Bosgas, Demosthenes Filippas, Korina Gougouli, Marios Kritikopoulos, Jason Stasinos, Elena Topalidou, Amalia Tsekoura
On-stage Musician: Vassilis Panagiotopoulos
Produced by: POLYPLANITY Productions / Vicky Strataki & Nikos Charalambidis
Illustration: Myrto Delivoria
The Suitcase of Ourania Celeste, the new play by Vangelis Hatzigiannidis, illustrated by Myrto Delivorias, is released on December 22nd in selected bookstores and the SNFCC Store. This is the new publication of the SNFCC, designed and produced by To Rodakio publications.
Special thanks to the Greek National Opera for the courtesy of costumes from its Wardrobe, as well as props from its Props Workshop.
Advance Ticket Sales Points:
Online tickets pre-sales (Members)Online tickets pre-sales (Public)
Pre-sale for Members starts on Tuesday 08/11 at 12.00 (limited number of tickets).
Pre-sale for the public starts on Wednesday 09/11 at 12.00.
General entrance € 10, Concessions €5
Concession tickets of 5€ are available to students, people aged 65+, minors up to 17 years old, the unemployed, companions of Persons with Disabilities, multi-child families and residents of the Municipality of Kallithea.
Free tickets are available to Persons with Disabilities, by contacting the call center at 210 7234567 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and by showing their ID and certification of disability on the day of the event.
This event comes under a grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). Alongside the majority of its events, which are free thanks to a series of SNF grants, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center also organizes a number of events with affordable tickets, thus enriching its income sources and securing its long-term financial integrity.