The theatrical Performance “Twelve Heads of Garlic and fifteen Onions” : From the Silence of the Display Case to Living Theatrical Voices
PERFORMANCES: 13, 20, 27 December, 2016 & 8, 10, 17 January, 2017
The Ptochoprodromic poems relate and satirize the harsh life experienced by the 12th century Byzantine poet Theodoros Prodromos or Ptochoprodromos (Poor Prodromos). Written in the common tongue, they are among the earliest examples of Modern Greek literature.
With the Ptochoprodromic poems as inspiration, silver plates decorated with mythological themes, spoons inscribed with the sayings of ancient sages and ceramic plates with dragons fights and humorous depictions of dinner and drinking parties cast light on everyday life in Byzantium, as well as providing the spark for an unusual presentation of Byzantine cuisine.
Director: Stratis Panourios
Costume manager: Myra Vazaiou
Acted by Nestoras Kopsidas, Nikos Yialelis, Elena Marsidou and Stratis Panourios.
The museum exhibit will be presented by Anastasia Drandaki, Curator of the Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Collection.
Photography: Andreas Sxoinas