Greek Goddess Theatre Evening - 1 July


Gasworks Arts Park Presents


We have booked twenty tickets for Ithacan Philanthropic Society members and friends to attend this uplifting theatre production about a significant moment in the life of the Greek siren, Melina Mercouri, known as the 'Greek Goddess'.

Originally from a socialist family in Athens, this moment in history turns Melina Mercouri from a Hollywood-bound starlet to an activist for her country. Expelled from Greece by the military junta, she refused to be silenced.

The story begins when the curtain falls on a Broadway stage. The star comes forward to receive her applause. Melina Mercouri, sex symbol and Cannes award-winner, tells her New York audience the truth about events unfolding in Greece. A military coup has taken place, and lives are at stake. What can one woman do?

This new drama, set to music and song, transports us to 1967. When one woman stood up to the Greek army from a stage in New York, New York, and lived to see the consequences.

Award-winning music theatre star Maria Mercedes (Taxithi, Nine, Zorba, Chicago) conjures the flavours and textures of Melina Mercouri’s world, with this captivating cabaret based on the life, work and passions of an actor, singer, activist, politician and icon of Greek popular culture.

Dive into her majestic world through the stories and music of her life. Experience love songs, traditional Greek songs, protest songs, songs from her films and comedy songs – in English, French and Greek, all accompanied with live music from talented musicians on piano, guitar and bouzouki.

Saturday 1 July at 7.30pm

Gasworks Theatre, 21 Graham Street, Albert Park

Approx 90 minutes

Contact Anna Vlass 0439 317 384

Acclaimed cabaret theatre director Terence O’Connell (Reviewing The Situation, Around the World In 80 Days, Kitchen Sink) and musical director Andrew Patterson (Taxithi, Eurobeat, Blood Brothers, Guys and Dolls) present an original piece of captivating theatre.

Praise for Terence O’Connell

Terence O’Connell’s production is an unalloyed triumph – The Australian

Whip-smart direction by Terence O’Connell – Theatre People

A great way to spend an hour at the theatre, a very classy production – Aussie Theatre

“If you appreciate sheer quality, then this immensely moving play is for you” – Independent Theatre Association

Written & Directed by Terence O’Connell
Starring Maria Mercedes
Musical Direction by
Andrew Patterson