Ten Tone Productions returns presenting the third in-line play, with the unorthodox title “Oi Erosylies”, written and directed by George Scandalis. Following the success of the two previous plays “I Epilogi” and “To onoma mou einai Eva”, which fascinated the audience, we continue our collaboration with George Scandalis this year and we conclude the trilogy based on the love stories of three women: Eleni (I Epilogi), Eva (To onoma mou einai Eva) and Erofili (Oi Erosylies).
“Oi Erosylies” is a new theatrical experience, consisting of many different elements, the combination of which make it unique and differentiates it from whatever you have seen so far. The story describes the life of Erofili, who lives with her mother Ms. Yiota and her cousin Maria, in Patras in 2015
An invitation to “Bourboulia” comes to overthrow her life and confront her with love. The love resides in the face of a person who has always been around her but does not belong to her. She is torn through a merciless battle between the heart and the mind. As the story unfolds there are continuous revelations that overturn the image the protagonists try to put forward to society. They are stuck in a cycle of events and situations that come to haunt their own lives and those of their children. Lies in order not to hurt the ones we love, lies for fear, lies in order not to lose what we believe belongs to us.
The work is an Ode to Love. An Ode to God. An Ode to the God of Eros, having flesh and bones, as opposed to the rest that are spiritual. A likeness of faith to God – by a faith in Love.
The show is based on the poems “Oi Erosylies”, written by Erofili Gerasimidou. Our collaboration was incidental but our proposal was accepted it with great joy. The first exclusive presentation of her poems will take place at the beginning of 2019 in Toronto, while copies of the book will be available at the theater during the performances. In fact, many of her poems are part of the theatrical performance.
Actors: Andreas Pavlopoulos, Christina Houtris, Dimitri Hatzikonstadinou, Elaine Sarantakos, Eugenia Nicolaou, George Scandalis, Gerasimos Pagoulatos, Irene Bithas, Konstantinos Zampakikas, Nicole Stephanie Koutlemanis, Stavy K, Stella Mastrogiannakou and Tomée Tzatzani.
*It’s a unique event that takes place during the Carnival in Patras, Greece. Bourboulia is considered one of the oldest events. Historians determine the ball of Bourboulia around 1872. The ball was held in the afternoon to make it easier for the women to leave their houses, using various pretexts. Without escort and without having to pay a ticket, they entered the theater area freely, keeping their anonymity under their black outfit and the mask of Domino. There, they enforced their own rules of interaction with the opposite sex, which were fully respected. This customary ball, quite “advanced” and “eccentric” for its era, drew the attention not only of the residents of Patras but also of residents from all over Greece.
** Please note that our show is for adult audiences. It portrays the scenes of sexuality and contains coarse language. Viewer discretion is advised.