Last year’s theatrical success, Graham Greene’s famous social thriller “Stamboul Train” directed by Tatiana Ligari is coming back on Railway Carriage Theater – To Treno Sto Rouf.
The fascinating novel, which established Graham Greene as one of the most prominent writers of 20th-century english literature, is presented for the first time in Greece, translated and adapted by Iossif Vardakis.
The story unfolds on Orient Express train, during a 3-day journey from Ostend, Belgium to Istanbul, Turkey, on the eve of World War II. Eight characters in an adventurous journey that brings for them the unexpected. A wealthy Jewish businessman, a poor dancer, a tough journalist, an ambitious writer, a mysterious priest, a murderer and a runaway rebel. Eight different characters, who for various reasons are society’s outsiders, live on the edge of grotesque. They travel figuratively inside their own souls but they travel as well for real and their actions, their decisions determine the fate of their own and the fate of their fellow passengers.
Graham Greene, was an English novelist regarded by many as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. Combining literary acclaim with widespread popularity, Greene acquired a reputation early in his lifetime as a major writer, both of serious Catholic novels, and of thrillers (or "entertainments" as he termed them). He was shortlisted, in 1966 and 1967, for the Nobel Prize for Literature. Through 67 years of writings, which included over 25 novels, he explored the ambivalent moral and political issues of the modern world, often through a Catholic perspective.
Translation – Theatrical Adaptation Iosif Vardakis / Direction Tatiana Ligari / Set and Costume design Yiannis Metzikov / Music Minas I. Alexiadis / Choreography Pepi Zacharopoulou / Lighting Sakis Birbilis / Assistance in Direction Efthimis Christou
Cast: Yiannis Diamantis, Daphne Kafetzi, Niki Leivadari, Tania Paleologou, Nikos Papadopoulos, Vassilis Poulakos, Dimitris Stamoulis, Stratos Sopilis
Premiere: Friday 2nd November
Days and dates: Every Friday & Saturday at 21:00 and Sunday at 20:00
Tickets: 14 euros / 10 euros / 5 euros
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Railway Carriage Theater To Treno Sto Rouf
Reservation number: +302105298922 /6937604988
Tue – Sunday (10.00–14.00 & 18.00–22.00)
“Rouf”Railway Station on Konstantinoupoleos Ave. & Amfipoleos Str.,
Athens 118 54
10 min. walk from Kerameikos Metro Station
Free wifi / Free parking