114.11.04 | 19:30 | Schauspielhaus (Studio)
GO GO GO - Greece
By Juliana Francis
Director: Marilli Mastrantoni
Design: Panagiota Kokkorou
Music: Iakovos Drossos
Choreography: Konstantinos Michos
Llight and video: George Gianellis
Production manager: Konstantinos Datsis
Produced by ENTROPIA, Athen.
Duration: approx. 70 min.
Language: Greek and English
The story is inspired by the ancient myth of Erysichthon
- an arrogant and impious man who dared to fell timber in the
sacred grove of Demeter. As punishment, Ceres sent Famine to
dwell in Erysichthon's entrails, so that he was continuously
tormented by an insatiable hunger. He ate up all the food in
sight, and sold all his possessions to buy more; still he was
not satisfied. Finally he sold his own daughter. She appealed
to Poseidon, who had taken her virginity, for assistance, and
Poseidon granted her the power to change into any shape she
wished, thus enabling her to escape her new master. Her father
discovered her ability and sold her many times thereafter.
The author elaborates on the abuse of the female body, often
perceived as a commercialized, pornographic and consumable item.
The text makes an explicit link between childhood sexual abuse
and the emotional scars that would lead a young woman into prostitution.
GO GO GO is a powerful monologue, evolving from the actress‘
reaction to and interaction with the video installations. Aesthetically,
it is a very contemporary performance that dynamically combines
theatre with technology.
For more than 10 years, Marilli Mastrantoni has been one of
the most productive women in Greek theatre. She has also been
involved as actor and director in many movie and television