In August, Athos Danellis and the Athens Shadow Theater Company keep on reviving rare plays from the Greek Karagiozis shadow theater repertoire, inviting young and old to follow the popular folk hero in his adventures and laugh their hearts out.
Monday 05/08: The Birth of Kollitiri
On the very first day of his life, Kollitiri will become the hero in an amazing story, as the Pasha sees in the newborn the fulfillment of an old, dark prophecy.
One of the genre’s best comic adventures.
Monday 12/08: Ghost of the Night
Karagiozis, who works at the house of grumpy old Mehmed, tries to help his master’s daughter and her sweetheart but finds himself entangled in a most peculiar case.
Monday 19/08: The Three Magicians
In this folk comedy, three magicians arrive in the city during the big holiday season and hold the people spellbound by the amazing tricks they perform – until the moment when brilliant Karagiozis shows up, of course!
Monday 26/08: The Miser’s Arranged Marriage
A marvelous urban comedy starring our beloved Karagiozis. In his attempt to help his young friend, Dimosthenis, save some money, he once again gets into trouble.
Monday 05, 12, 19, 26/08
Design–Implementation: Athos Danellis, Athens Shadow Play Theater Company
One of the last surviving Karagiozis puppeteers, Athos Danellis learned and loved the art and craft of Shadow Theater as an apprentice to old masters. In 1998, he founded the Greek Shadow Theater Archives for the preservation and promotion of the Greek Karagiozis history and repertoire. With his Athens Shadow Theater Company, he has performed in many festivals in Greece and other countries.
Since 1989, he has performed rarely staged plays from the obscure repertoire of the Greek Shadow Theater, alongside his original plays. He teaches Shadow Theater at the Department of Theater Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.