“Women of Passion, Women of Greece” – Medea, Maria Callas, Melina Mercouri, on demand streaming on viva.gr
The successful theatrical performance in English
about the mythical female figures of Medea, Maria Callas, and Melina Mercouri,
after a series of performances at To Treno sto Rouf Railway Carriage Theatre since 2016 and a long tour in Sydney, Adelaide, Darwin, Brussels, New Delhi, Bangalore, is now presented with Greek and English subtitles
on-demand streaming on viva.gr
Three mythical female figures, Medea, Maria Callas, and Melina Mercouri, travel among a crowd of passengers by a train of the ’50s.
Medea, the tragic figure of ancient greek drama, blinded by her deep love for her husband, murdered her own children.
Maria Callas, the internationally celebrated opera diva, devoted her life to music and let her fate be sealed by a “fatal” romance.
Μelina Mercouri, one of the most beloved greek actresses, singer and politician, whostarred in the most well-known international films, fought for culture and democracy.
The departure station of this journey is ancient Greece while contemporary Greece is its destination. The tragic ancient drama heroine Medea, meets the two great priestesses of modern Greece, Maria and Melina. A common feature unites their different paths, and that is passion. Passion for life, passion for love, passion for creation, passion for freedom. History, culture, art, the power of the human soul, the struggles for democracy come alive by an actress and a musician, who accompany us to this fascinating journey of creative memory, humor and emotion where Greece is at the same time the starting point and final destination, with the feelings of people all over the world as stopovers.
Eugenia Arseni’s powerful and emotional play, Tatiana Ligari’s distinctive and sensitive directorial approach, Evelina Arapidis’ great acting in the 3 leading roles of Medea, Maria Callas and Melina Mercouri as well as the exceptional live music and the impressive video design move both Greek and foreign spectators of all ages and from all over the world.
The screening of the performance supports Greek and English subtitles.
The performance can be also viewed by teenagers and children aged 10 years old and over who wish to practice their comprehension of the English language.
Evelina Arapidi actress
Fotis Mylonas musician (vocals, guitar, mandolin, bansuri, percussion instruments)
voice off Panos Papageorgopoulos
Writing/Dramaturgy Eugenia Arsenis
Direction/Stage Design Tatiana Ligari
Video Direction Panagiotis Kravvaris
Photo Direction/Editing George Charisis
Costume Design Dora Lelouda
Music Composition Fotis Mylonas
Lighting Design Sakis Birbilis
Video Design Spyros Rasidakis
Sound Engineers Spyros Spyrou, Lambros Kanellopoulos,
Headdresses Danae Koureta
Makeup Artemis Ioannou
Translation/Subtitling Eugenia Arsenis
The filming of the performance took place in ToTreno sto Rouf Railway Carriage Theatre
Online ticket purchase and screening of the performance on
Newcomers in Athens (10/12/2016)
…All we can say is you DON’T want to miss this performance. The location is unique, the play beautiful, the actress and musician are astounding, and … what else do you need?
ERT international (10/04/2017)
The Tatiana Ligari-directed theatrical performance of the play “Women of Passion, Women of Greece”, featured previously at the Railway Carriage Theater “The Train at Rouf” wraps up this year’s winter season with an Australian tour on the heels of a successful cycle of performances.
Jenny Arseni’s English-speaking play, watched by the President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos, foreign ambassadors and dignitaries, audiences of various nationalities, as well as by collectives and women’s associations operating in Greece, Greek expats, Greek and international students, will be performed in Adelaide, in Sydney’s Greek Festival and in Darwin, the capital of Australia’s Northern Territory, home to the Aboriginals…
Darwin Entertainment Centre (28/04/2017)
Last night…. Women of Passion Women of Greece, never compromise! Start of our theatre season with a gorgeous cast and crew straight from Athens. Spectacular imagery, beautiful live music and a powerful solo female actress, great show!
THE HINDU (9/3/2018)
…the productions were deeply rooted in great cultural history of their country. Watching these productions was a breathtakingly aesthetic experience…
… She narrates the life story of three great women of Greece, who occupy significant place in the history of Greek culture and politics in an unpretentious style which touches the hearts of the audience.