A celebration of struggle, triumph, freedom and joy
On the 60th anniversary of his death, Q44 Theatre presents the world premiere of NK: A Kazantzakian Montage, an exploration of the life and work of Crete’s most famous writer Nikos Kazantzakis.
Nominated nine times for the Nobel Prize, Kazantzakis is universally recognised as a giant of modern Greek literature and is best known in the English-speaking world for the cinematic adaptations of his novels Zorba the Greek (1964), and The Last Temptation of Christ (1998).
“ I was drawn to the text by its language, poetry and ideas and my challenge was to find a theatrical form that would provide a more dynamic engagement with the audience while maintaining the integrity of the ideas” says Suzanne Heywood.
“I have found the more an audience engages with a character, the more they empathise with their struggles, so building a picture of this man, not just his work, was very important to me.”
Performed in the style of traditional Greek theatre, NK: A montage is an immersive spectacular merging the ancient with modern, featuring breathtaking light, sound, physical theatre and Alex Tsitsopoulos as Nikos Kazantzakis. Now appearing in Neighbours and soon to appear in Underbelly Files: Chopper, Alex is an Australian stage and screen actor known for Hyde & Seek (2016), Gallipoli (2015) and Fat Tony & Co (2014).
“This little company is already the equal of ANY other theatre company in Melbourne, and infinitely superior to most.” – Coral Drouyn, Stage Whispers
Based on the Life and Writings of Nikos Kazantzakis
NK A Kazantzakian Montage
By Howard F Dossor
By Suzanne Heywood
Cast: Nikos Kazantzakis – Alex Tsitsopoulos
Ensemble – Elyssia Koulouris, Erin Marshall, Kostas Illias, Nicole Coombs, Paul Pellegrino, Sebastian Gunner, Tabitha Veness, Tania Knight, Will Atkinson
Monday Nov 13th, 7:30PM
Tuesday Nov 14th, 8:30PM
Wednesday Nov 15th, 7:30PM
Thursday Nov 16th, 7:30PM
Friday Nov 17th, 5PM and 8:30PM
Gasworks Arts Park
21 Graham St, Albert Park VIC 3206