IV International Monodrama Festival THESPIS
12 - 19 November, 2004, Kiel / Germany

nstaltungsorte I veranstalter

114.11.04 | 19:30 | Schauspielhaus (Studio)
GO GO GO - Greece

By Juliana Francis

With: Marilli Mastrantoni
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 productions.