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. 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
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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