A Nikos Kazantzakis Montage - 16 November

A celebration of struggle, triumph, freedom and joy

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On the 60th anniversary of his death, Q44 Theatre presents the world premiere of NK: A Kazantzakian Montage, an exploration of the life and work of Crete’s most famous writer Nikos Kazantzakis.

Nominated nine times for the Nobel Prize, Kazantzakis is universally recognised as a giant of modern Greek literature and is best known in the English-speaking world for the cinematic adaptations of his novels Zorba the Greek (1964), and The Last Temptation of Christ (1998).

“ I was drawn to the text by its language, poetry and ideas and my challenge was to find a theatrical form that would provide a more dynamic engagement with the audience while maintaining the integrity of the ideas” says Suzanne Heywood.

Performed in the style of traditional Greek theatre, NK: A Kazantzakian Montage is an immersive spectacular merging the ancient with modern, incorporating breathtaking light, sound, physical theatre and featuring Alex Tsitsopoulos as Nikos Kazantzakis. Now appearing in Neighbours and soon to appear in Underbelly Files: Chopper, Alex is an Australian stage and screen actor known for Hyde & Seek (2016), Gallipoli (2015) and Fat Tony & Co (2014).


BOOK NOW

As one of the sponsors of this dynamic production, the Ithacan Philanthropic Society has organised a group booking for 20 members and friends. 

WHEN
Thursday 16 November at 7.30pm (please arrive at least 15 minutes before commencement time)

Please note: If you arrive after the performance commences you will not be permitted into the venue - there is a strict lockout for the entire performance. 

WHERE

Gasworks Theatre

21 Graham Street

Albert Park

RUNNING TIME

135 minutes including interval

COST
$38

 

HOW TO BOOK
Contact Anna Vlass on 0439 317 384.

Payment:  You can deposit funds into the IPS bank account:

Westpac

BSB 033005

Account No. 116636

Reference: Kazantzakis 

 

WARNING

This performance contains adult themes and strobe lighting. 

 

'NK:  A Kazantzakian Montage'

By Howard F Dossor

Stage version
By Suzanne Heywood

Cast: Nikos Kazantzakis – Alex Tsitsopoulos

Ensemble – Elyssia Koulouris, Erin Marshall, Kostas Illias, Nicole Coombs, Paul Pellegrino, Sebastian Gunner, Tabitha Veness, Tania Knight, Will Atkinson

Children's Christmas Tree Party - 3 December 2017

Join us for the annual Christmas Tree party

Sunday 3 December 2017

2:00pm at our Clubrooms

Email Loula Coutsouvelis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or call Loula on 0431 489 687

Age limit: 12 years

Remember to send us your completed form detailing the name of your child, age and gender.

Members' Christmas Luncheon - Sunday 17 December 2017

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Join us at our annual Christmas Luncheon to celebrate the festive season and the end of another succeful year for our club.

Sunday 17 December
12:00pm
Merrimu Receptions
1300 Dandenong Road, Murrumbeena

As is our tradition, members are free but a donation of $20 towards a charitable cause is much appreciated. This year, we are supporting Kidney Health Australia to raise awareness of this silent killer affecting more and more Australians. Did you know that one Australian is dying every 25 minutes with kidney related disease?

Non-members are $55.

 

Bookings Essential: RSVP 9 December 2017
Please contact: Kristalenia Collins 0409 357 747, Debbie Argyropoulos 0417 577 901 or Helen Vlass 9857 6716

We look forward to seeing you then.

2018 Ithacan Picnic - Sunday 11 February

We are planning another sensational family day at our Annual Ithacan Picnic for 2018.

You can look forward to:

• Children's amusements
• Races
• Tennis
• Ice-cream
• Face-painting
• Balloonologist
• Sausage Sizzle

PLUS: GRAND AFTERNOON TEA IN THE PICNIC HALL
Bring a plate of your delicious Ithacan/Greek sweets to share. Tea and coffee will be provided.

We hope to see you and your families in 2018 at Ferny Creek for this great Ithacan tradition.

Join us for Open Day at 'the Club'

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With the excitement that was generated by the Centenary of our Club, members have expressed the desire for the clubrooms to be open more often for members and their friends to come in and enjoy a casual chat with some good coffee! The Executive Committee has thus decided to initially open the clubrooms once a month as an Open Day on the first Thursday of the month, unless it is a Bingo Day when our Open Day will be the second Thursday.
 
The first Open Day will be Thursday 11 May from 11.30am at Ithaca House, Level 2, 329 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne. Click here to find a list of dates for both Bingo and Open Days.

Come in and have a coffee or tea and chat about everything Ithacan, the football, world events or anything that takes your fancy with your fellow members and their friends.
 
For further details please contact Peter Paxinos at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone the club at 9670 0230.

Register your interest for our 2018 Cooking Classes

gemistaThe 2017 cooking classes, an Ithacan Historical Society initiative, were a great success with a number of our members now experts at making finikia, just in time for Christmas.

Due to popular demand, cooking classes at the Clubrooms will be returning in 2018. To register your interest, please contact Peter Raftopoulos at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Let us know what type of cooking classes you would like to participate in and we will do our best to accommodate your requests in 2018.

We look forward to hearing your ideas.

Order your copy of THE ITHACANS

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Centenary Publication

THE ITHACANS

The long and rich, social history of the Ithacan community in Melbourne is comprehensively covered in this impressive 384 page volume, eloquently written by George Paxinos and stunningly designed by James Raftopoulos, both members of our Society.

THE ITHACANS is available for purchase for $50.

ORDER YOUR COPY OF THE ITHACANS NOW
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Order your copy/ies of THE ITHACANS by completing the ORDER FORM, indicating your preferred method of payment and collection.

 

Bingo Dates For 2017 - ΗΜΕΡΟΜΗΝΙΕΣ ΜΠΙΓΚΟ ΓΙΑ ΤO 2017

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ALL BINGO DATES FALL ON A THURSDAY BETWEEN 11 AM - 2 PM

A LIGHT LUNCH IS SERVED

THURSDAY 2 FEBRUARY

THURSDAY 16 FEBRUARY

THURSDAY 2 MARCH

THURSDAY 16 MARCH

THURSDAY 30 MARCH

THURSDAY 13 APRIL EASTER WEEK - NO BINGO

THURSDAY 20 APRIL

THURSDAY 4 MAY

THURSDAY 18 MAY

THURSDAY 1 JUNE

THURSDAY 15 JUNE (Cancelled)

THURSDAY 29 JUNE

THURSDAY 13 JULY

THURSDAY 27 JULY

THURSDAY 10 AUGUST

THURSDAY 24 AUGUST

THURSDAY 7 SEPTEMBER

THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER

THURSDAY 5 OCTOBER

THURSDAY 19 OCTOBER

THURSDAY 2 NOVEMBER

THURSDAY 16 NOVEMBER

THURSDAY 30 NOVEMBER

THURSDAY 7 DECEMBER

FINAL BINGO FOR 2017 BINGO CHRISTMAS LUNCH