Yannis Houvardas | Someone is going to come by Jon Fosse - Εικόνα

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 fourteen 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.  


The play is suitable for children aged 6+. Recommended for adults.

In collaboration with the cultural organization Liminal - Access to Culture, the performances on October 3, 4 and 5 are accompanied by an Audio Description for people with visual disabilities.


Translator: Eri Kyrgia

Director: Yannis Houvardas

Set & Costume Designer: Niki Psychogiou

Lighting: Alekos Anastasiou

Music: Henri Kergomard

Vidoe Projection Designer: Pantelis Makkas

Production Manager: Rena Andreadaki

Assistant Director: Ada Pourani

Second Assistant Director: Semeli Safou

Scenographer- Costume Designer Assistant: Marina Mourtzi

Make-up Design: Roula Lianou

Hair Design : Konstantinos Koliousis 

Performance Photographer: Alex Kat


ACTORS in order of speaking appearance

Her: Alkistis Poulopoulou

Him: Antonis Myriagos

Man: Haris Fragoulis


Audio Description Scenario: Kerasia Michalopoulou

Narration Of Audio Descpription: Christos Thanos


The permission for the on stage theatrical presentation of the play was granted by Greek entity THE ARTBASSADOR / Performing Arts Management (www.theartbassador.gr) in account of the writer Jon Fosse and his agent COLOMBINE TEATERFORLAG (www.colombine.se).


The opportunity to attend the show, in compliance with all necessary measures of safety in accordance with the Hellenic National Public Health Organization, will be given to a limited number of viewers, through advance booking online.


Friday: 24/09, 01/10, 08/10 | 20:30
Sunday: 26/09, 03/10, 10/10 | 20:30
Monday: 27/09, 04/10, 11/10 | 20:30
Tuesday: 28/09, 05/10, 12/10 | 20:30
Wednesday: 29/09, 06/10 | 20:30  

Performances with Acoustic Description:

Sunday: 03/10 | 20:30
Monday: 04/10 | 20:30
Tuesday: 05/10 | 20:30


* The Dome is a semi-outdoor space. Visitors are advised to be adequately dressed.

Pre-sale points:
•  online from the Ticket Services website here
•   by telephone: 210 7234567 (Ticket Services)
•  Audiences wishing to use the Audio Description service are kindly requested to purchase their tickets by telephone at Ticket Services (210 7234567).

Zone A: €15, Concessions €10
Zone B: €10 (limited visibility)

Concessions tickets of 10€ are available to students, peopled aged 65+, children and young people aged up to 18 years old, the unemployed, Persons with Disabilities along with their companion, multi-child families and residents of the Municipality of Kallithea. On the day of the concert, concession ticket holders will be asked to show their ID, as well as supporting documentation (student card, unemployment card, family status certificate for multi-child parents, certification of disability, utility bill for residents of Kallithea). 

Important information:

  • There is a purchase limit of up to four tickets per person.
  • Doors open at 19.30.
  • Visitors are advised to be at the location 30 minutes prior to the commencement of the event.
  • Entrance will be possible up to 10 minutes before the event's commencement.
  • After the play's commencement, entrance to the Dome will not be allowed.
  • Tickets go on sale on Thursday 02/09  at 10.00 for SNFCC Members and on Friday 03/09 at 10.00 for the public.
  • Pre-registration is required. No order of priority will be available on-site.
  • All SNFCC areas are accessible to people with disabilities.
  • For more information or clarifications, please contact the SNFCC switchboard on 216 8091000.


The show will be held in a mixed space. Attendees are required to wear a face mask and observe the social distancing rules, upon entrance and for the entire duration of the events and according to the instructions of the National Public Health Organization (NPHO).

Due to public health measures, there may be changes regarding either the staging of the event, or the maximum number of participants.

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.

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