Evangelistria Church - Manto: la bella Greca, Friday, July 16th 2021

Evangelistria church Nafplio aerial view, εκκλησία Ευαγγελίστρια Ναυπλίου

Three contemporary performers - two women and a man - with the help of theatrical costumes and objects, live music and historical documents "bring to life" in front of the audience an entire era. Historical and fantastic people come to share their experience from the years of the Greek Revolution, but also from their personal relationship with Manto Mavrogenous, as everyone knew her.

A heroine of Greece, but above all a woman of the world, re-introduces herself to us and gives us the timeless power of courage in our way of life, outside the social stereotypes of gender, class and time. A personality, wronged and betrayed by history and its contemporaries, is restored to one of the most progressive and bright "points of reference" that the current spectator and the current citizen of the world can have.
"Manto: la bella Greca" is the title of the dramatized historical novel, which aspires -on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution- to effectively serve "instead of a wreath, for those who lived boldly". The heroine herself, Prince Ypsilantis, her parents -the Mavrogenis couple- Papa-Mavros, her sister, the English officer Blakier, her confidant George Mavromatis, Yakinthos Blakaris are some of the characters in the play, which embody this living monument of collective revolution and personal confession.

Μαντώ: la bella Greca, Manto: la bella Greca, Manto Mavrogenous, Μαντώ Μαυρογένους

Text by Theodora Kapralou
Directed by Lefteris Giovanidis.
Set - costumes by Giannis Metzikov
Original music by Theodore Lembessis
Movement by Cecil Mikroutsikou
Lightings by Nikos Sotiropoulos
Eugenia Samara, George Tsambourakis, Antigoni Fryda.

Starting time

The venue
The court yard of the "Evangelistria" Church


To attend the events, make a reservation at the offices of DOPPAT, located at Asklipiou Avenue (Villa Zymbrakaki)
Τ +30 27520 27153

Τ +30 27520 27153

Did you know that?
The Festival takes place following the special instructions of the health authorities, with priority given to public health and with a sense of responsibility towards the public and the artists.
Co-organizer is the Region of Peloponnese.

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