Theatrical comedy Opou Gis & Patris comes to Melbourne this week, and due to popular demand, the Greek Community of Melbourne have announced an additional show for Sunday March 10.

Direct from Greece, and written by Dean Kalymniou, the play highlights the resilience of Greek immigrants and their ability to adapt, endure, and thrive wherever they may find themselves.

Sunday will now see two shows, a 5.30pm session and the new 7.30pm session at the Clayton Community Centre.

Brought to life by Elena Tsefala and Stamatis Tselepis, it comprises of four interconnected stories titled ‘Hellas, mana tou kaimou’, ‘Akra tou tafou’, ‘Pro ton eisodion’, and ‘Opou Gis & Patris’, delving into the complex relationship between Greek immigrants and their homeland, as well as their profound yearning to establish roots in their new surroundings, resonating with audiences through a blend of humour and heartfelt emotion.

The hour-and-a-half performance in Greek with English captioning also features well-known Greek songs, with other cast members including Antonios Baxevanidis, Jim Koutsoukos and Ada Batsaki.

Friday is sold out, while limited tickets remain for Saturday and Sunday’s 5.30 session.

When: Saturday March 9, 7.30pm and Sunday March 10, 5.30pm & 7.30pm

Where: Clayton Community Centre, 9/15 Cooke St, Clayton VIC 3168

More about the show here.