M.A.I.R.O.U.L.A. by Lena Kitsopoulou
Mairoula is a name. Maybe it’s her name; she never says. She will explain the acronym though, as well as a few other acronyms of her own invention. But first she’s got some other things she wants to tell you. About sex and death and watermelons, why she’d welcome a devastating earthquake, and how she wishes you all the happiness in the world.
Written by one of Greece’s most controversial and politically engaged playwrights, M.A.I.R.O.U.L.A is partly autobiographical, partly absurd, but also an allegory of the country’s modern woes.
M.A.I.R.O.U.L.A was developed with LEAP and is available to book.
Writer: Lena Kitsopoulou
Translator & Performer: Aliki Chapple
Director: Stella Duffy
Designer: Nerissa Cargill Thompson
Sound Designer: Martyn Duffy
Graphic Designer: Harold Saxon
"engaging and playful; she’s always highly watchable"
"A very powerful piece, masterfully acted by Aliki Chapple in a stunning performance."
"a pleasure to engage with a piece from another culture; to enjoy its quirky, distinctive, European feel."