Greek Aussie stars in Italian play
Greek Australian actor Ange Arabatzis will star in the theatre production DEANA VP; a play inspired by the mythological fable Hercules
Greek Australian actor Ange Arabatzis will star in the theatre production DEANA VP; a play inspired by the mythological fable Hercules. The play is presented by the Melbourne Italian Festival and is making its premiere in Australia next week.
The production DEANA VP (Vice President) whisks you into a busy pocket of Melbourne's wealthy high flyers, in a hypothetical Australian Republic. Opening with a quick snippet over a few thousand years ago in Imperial Rome, DEANA VP is the tale of a modern, dysfunctional group of people confronting an age-old conundrum: the dichotomy between genders, sex and power.
Passionate and funny, alternating between humour and suspense, this play dares to expose the common 'behind-the-scene' fierce playing-out of political power at the highest levels, of unscrupulous individuals conspiring and engaging for supremacy and personal gaining.
Actor and director Arabatzis is a strong supporter of multicultural arts in Australia. He - alongside Jim Koutsoukos - curates the Short Greek Film Festival in Melbourne and is also on the board for the Antithesis Arts Festival.
"I am a strong believer in creating one's own work and creating good diverse roles for ethnic actors as opposed to the stereotypical mechanic," Arabatzis told Neos Kosmos.
DEANA VP will feature at Chapel off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran, Melbourne on Friday 1 June and Saturday 2 June. For tickets visit www.chapeloffchapel.com.au
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