The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) has the pleasure of announcing its collaboration with the acclaimed director Yannis Houvardas on the play Someone is going to come by the multi-award-winning Norwegian author Jon Fosse.
Someone is going to come will premiere in September 2021 at the Jon Fosse International Festival, held by the Norwegian Theater in Oslo, and will subsequently give twelve performances at the SNFCC Dome, from September 24 until October 12, 2021. The performance, which will be realized thanks to a grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), has been custom designed to be performed at the Dome, located within the Stavros Niarchos Park.
A man and a woman. Alone. In an old house. Secluded. And right by the sea. Just like the two of them have always wanted. To be away from everyone else, alone, but together. There, by the sea, in their own house. But the realization of this dream also gives rise to an odd sense of unease. Are the two of them truly alone? Is someone else going to come? What cannot be excluded as a possibility turns into a bad omen. And mere intuition gives way to certainty, when someone truly does come: the young man who inherited the house and then sold it to them.
On this simple yet complex premise, employing the power of the musicality of language, innuendo and the unsaid, Fosse explores all the potential shades of a vague, lingering threat, making Someone is going to come an erotic, psychological and existential thriller, within which poetry, comedy, drama, suspense and the grotesque coexist in equal measures.
The Norwegian poet, novelist, essayist and theater writer Jon Fosse, the most widely performed European author of our time, is acknowledged as one of the most important voices of global literature. His work has been translated into more than fifty languages. He has received several international awards (with the highly prestigious Ibsen Award among them), and his plays have been staged by several leading directors (Claude Régy, Patrice Chéreau, Thomas Ostermeier, Oskaras Koršunovas, Ivo van Hove, Jürgen Gosch, Luk Perceval, Jossi Wieler, Katie Mitchell, etc.) in the world’s greatest theaters.
Someone is going to come is chronologically one of Fosse’s earliest works, first staged at the Norwegian National Theater in 1996. It was followed by more than forty plays, which have been performed all over the world, from London to Moscow and from Paris to Tokyo.
Someone is going to come is the third play by Fosse to be directed by Yannis Houvardas, preceded by Beautiful (Amore Theater, 2004) and Death Variations (Poreia Theater, 2013.
Translator: Eri Kyrgia
Director: Yannis Houvardas
Set & Costume Designer: Niki Psychogiou
Music: Henri Kergomard
Lighting: Alekos Anastasiou
Video Projection Designer: Pantelis Makkas
Production Manager: Rena Andreadaki
Assistant Director: Ada Pourani
Second Assistant Director: Semeli Safou
Actors (in order of speaking appearance)
Her: Alkistis Poulopoulou
Him: Antonis Myriagos
Man: Haris Fragoulis
photo credits: Alex Kat
More information and details on ticket pre-sales will be available shortly.
Due to public health measures, there may be changes regarding either the staging of the event, or the maximum number of participants.