The premier of the theatrical performance Who Is Hunting My Life (Pios Ti Zoi Mou) will be held at the Badminton Theater in Athens, on May 10. The performance is a tribute to the great Greek songwriter and composer, world famous Mikis Theodorakis.
Through Theodorakis’ music and songs, the audience will travel through the most important historic events of Modern Greece; from the Asia Minor Catastrophe (1922) and Metaxas’ dictatorship until the Greek military junta and the Metapolitefsi (regime change) after the fall of the junta to the legislative elections of 1974 and the democratic period that followed immediately after.
More than 50 important songs of the Greek composer are included in the performance, which combines theater, dance, music, poetry and cinema.
Themis Moumoulidis, who directed the play Mauthausen in November 2012, wrote the script and directs the musical-theatrical performance. Greek actors Gregoris Valtinos, Filareti Komninou and Alexandra Sakellaropoulou, Aris Lempessopoulos and Elisavet Moutafi play the roles of Theodorakis’ father, mother, Theodorakis himself and his wife respectively.
An additional 24 actors, actresses, dancers and singers participate in Who Is Hunting My Life. Among them are the Greek singers Kostas Makedonas, Giota Nega and Kostas Thomaidis.
A performance will be given in June on the island of Makronisos, where Theodorakis was exiled. The play will be presented in places the great composer lived, such as Chios, Mytilene, Ioannina, Preveza, Syros, Argostoli, Pyrgos, Tripoli and Chania. During 2013-2014, a big international tour in European countries will follow.
Theodorakis was born on 29 July, 1925 on the Greek island of Chios. During his whole life, he has engaged in both music and politics. He is viewed as Greece’s best-known living composer.