3 One Act: 130 Dollars, La Rose Rouge & A True Apology of Socrates
REFLECTIONS ON LIFE: A TRILOGY OF ONE ACT PLAYS
Three short plays by distinguished contemporary playwrights of Greece.
La Rosa Rouge by Andonis Doriades
A woman facing the possibility of losing her life to cancer, reflects on what that life has been.
Based on the true story of two poverty stricken boys who created Superman, and were paid only 130 dollars for the rights to their billion dollar creation.
A True Apology of Socrates
Just before Socrates is put to death, for corrupting the people of Athens, he is allowed to make one last speech.
About the plays:
LA ROSA ROUGE
Written by Andonis Dioriades
Performed by Tracy Coogan
In this monologue, a woman begins a diary which becomes a journey to the unknown, of self-awareness and critical consciousness.
It starts when her doctor diagnoses her with throat cancer and ends on the weekend of a potentially life-saving operation as she gets ready to go into hospital. As she packs, the items she is taking bring back memories and self-revelation … a pair of pyjamas, a book, a photo…
This monologue is a confession that reminds us of the daily and universal elements of being human. It is almost an apology, a common theme among all three plays.
Arthur Miller once said about the playwrite: ' I'm reading Doriade's plays and I find them full of surprises'.
Written by Eugene Trivizas
Performed by George Eugeniou, Leigh Hughes, Dorota Krimmel, Panos Savvides, Poalo Corussi, Maroula Eugeniou and Sebastian.
Jerry Siegel and his friend, Joe Shuster were very shy eighteen year olds of poor decent.
They were both bullied at school and humiliated for shabby clothes and skinny appearance. They were in love with the girls at school. But the girls ignored them. They were in love with film stars the like of Clark Cable and Kent Taylor. One day Jerry thought as he was walking in the overcrowded corridors of the school 'what if I had another self and lived a double life?’
Joe showed his idea to his friend Joe who was equally enthusiastic and started drawing great images for the superman, which they were published in the school comic magazine.
They wanted to find an established and managed to sell it to publisher of Action Comics, Jack Liebowitz and Harry Donnefeld who gave them 130 dollars for the copyrights without any time limitations. Liebowitz and Donnefeld became multi-billionaires, whereas Joe and Jerry died in poverty after an endless struggle to get a share of the money made by publishers.
The play begins on the night of Siegel’s death when his creation Clark Kent visits him after 37 years absence, to ask him to give him his last interview... Superman's true story.
A TRUE APOLOGY OF SOCRATES
An adaptation by George Eugeniou and Marios Hadjipanayi, of the same named famous novel by Costas Varnalis, translated by Stavros Lillitos
Performed by Marios Hadjipanayi and Panos Savvides