God Is My Witness

God Is My Witness

Monologue | Vault Theater, Athens | 2014-2017

Following on the enormous success of the play, initially staged in 2014, as well as the exceptional reviews and the nationwide tour, Makis Tsitas’s God Is My Witness – based on the novel by the same name and winner of the EUPL 2014 award – continues for the third year on the stage of Vault Theater. Directed by Sophia Karagianni, with Iosif Iosifidis in the role of Chrysovalantis.

In the celebratory climate following the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, Chrysovalantis – a typical anti-hero of our times -- narrates the sufferings he has undergone since childhood while confronting his current reality. Unemployed in his fifties and with his health deteriorating, Chrysovalantis is a simple man but equipped with humor, imagination and a remarkable linguistic euphoria. Everybody – the women he meets, his employers, even his own family – betray him, while all around him society, despite its ostensible prosperity, sinks further into decay. Through his torrential monologue, which follows the stream of his thoughts, we observe his struggle to persevere, balancing between the comical and the dramatic.

Text – dramatization and adaptation for the theater: Makis Tsitas
Director: Sophia Kariagianni
Assistant Director: Myrto Athanasopoulou
Music: Katerina Polychronopoulou
Lights: Nikos Vlasopoulos
Stage Design: Sophia Karagianni, Lina Pagoni
Actor: Iosif Iosifidis

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