A celebration of struggle, triumph, freedom and joy
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).
As one of the sponsors of this dynamic production, the Ithacan Philanthropic Society has organised a group booking for 20 members and friends.
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.
21 Graham Street
135 minutes including interval
HOW TO BOOK
Contact Anna Vlass on 0439 317 384.
Payment: You can deposit funds into the IPS bank account:
Account No. 116636
This performance contains adult themes and strobe lighting.
'NK: A Kazantzakian Montage'
By Howard F Dossor
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