The multi-award winning British playwright Mike Kenny touched upon a highly topical issue. The performance directed by Michalis Sionas aimed to raise young spectators’ awareness regarding the big refugee issue and the issue of forced migration.
Little Naz lives in a Middle Eastern country. War breaks out and his family is forced to flee. However, there isn’t enough money for everyone to leave and Naz’s parents send him to his brother to London alone. Naz imagines that he is Sinbad the Sailor crossing deserts, mountains and seas with Krysia as his only source of company. Krysia is a girl, who is also going to London. In his suitcase, Naz carried with him the stories that his father would tell him.
For the first time a performance for young spectators formed part of the Macedonia-Thrace Unit: The production was staged in Northern Greece’s cities and villages.
Boy with a Suitcase
Το αγόρι με τη βαλίτσα
By Mike Kenny
Translation | Xenia Kalogeropoulou
Director | Mihalis Sionas
Set Designer | Katerina Papageorgiou
Costume Designer | Katerina Papageorgiou
Music | Dimitris Tassoudis
Light Designer | Mihalis Sionas
Choreographer | Edgen Lame
Lila Vlachopoulou – Chrisia
Maria Karamitri – Mother/ Driver/Shepherd/Old woman/Sailor
Dimitris Kartokis – Father/Man/Sailor/Old man
Aggelos Nerantzis – Naz
Timoleon Papadopoulos – Smuggler/Soldier/Merchant/Brother/Sailor
Opened on 28 January 2016
in Florina, Greece
A production by the National Theatre of Northern Greece, Thessaloniki.
The Macedonia - Thrace Unit is an old traditional institution of the NTNG since its inauguration. It is a unit of actors touring through Macedonia and Thrace – in towns and villages – presenting performances to the audience who are far away from the centre and have no opportunity to see theatre.
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