Educational Programme ‘Les Misérables’
The educational programme ‘Les Misérables’ is addressed to 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th graders.
‘Les Misérables’ describes the lives of wretched residents of Paris and the French countryside in the early 19th century, following the adventures of Jean Valjean and his pursuer, the police inspector Javert. Around these two multi-faceted characters, Hugo weaves an unprecedented tapestry of heroes, elaborating on the concept of Good and Evil.
“The ongoing cultural and social crisis once again leads us to think of themes revolving around poverty and inequality. This time, by focusing on excerpts of Victor Hugo's ‘Les Misérables’, we unweave on the stage our thoughts and concerns on the sociocultural framework in which we live and act today.
Despite the volume of knowledge directed towards them, children today have only learned to retain information. Children today know what is happening on the other side of the planet, but do not know who lives next door. Children today are greatly lacking in emotion, and experience events as news. To put it simply: let us help them, through the power of the Theatre, to feel what his happening around them and next to them a bit more vividly”.
Contributors - Author: Victor Hugo
Adaptation: Nikos Voudouris
Director: Nikos Voudouris
Text supervision: Dimitris A. Kolovos
Assistant Director: Grigoris Tiltidis
Sketches: Tilemachos Kosmetsas
Production organiser: Athanassia Androni
Actors: Iordanis Aivazoglou (Javert), Melina Apostolidou (Narrator), Anastassia Daliaka (Cosette), Pantelis Kalpakoglou (Narrator), Nikos Kousoulis (Marius), Stergios Tzaferis (Jean Valjean).
TIF Outdoor Premises
13, 14 & 15 September 2017 (Curtain time: 19:30)