In a poetic landscape somewhere in Greece, dominated by a supernatural fridge and an enormous library, six people – three women and three men – get together. Are they enemies, visionaries, paranoiacs, victims or killers? Through their conflicts, their desires and passions, their sarcasm and strife, the fall of Constantinople is revived in a bizarre reenactment. The fall triggers the emergence of a problematic regarding Hellenism’s fragmented identity.
All threads coexist and intertwine: modern Greece with the Byzantine Empire; the Constantinople’s fall with contemporary Europe; the war in the Balkans with an inner and interpersonal war; Konstantinos Palaiologos with Darius Fernazis; Romanos Dragazis with Mohammed the Conqueror; the supernatural refrigerator with Hagia Sophia.
The play has been translated into French (unpublished, titled Les Remplacantes).