Wolfgang by Yiannis Mavritsakis premieres in Paris
Wolfgang, a play by Yannis Mavritsakis will premiere in Paris under the collaboration of the theatrical groups “Marcel Proust” and “RL”. The play was translated by Dimitra Kondylaki and is directed by Laurence Cambet.
The “Marcel Proust” theatrical group was formed following a series of acting workshops, including the director of the play as well as renowned French director Rene Lyon, who has previously worked with Yannis Kokkos in the directing of Orestias. The “RL” theatrical group is supported by the French Ministry of Culture and the municipality of Ile de France.
The play is based on the life of Natasha Kampush, who experienced an unusual form of thralldom. In 1998 in Vienna, the 10 years old Natasha disappeared on her way to school. The student was abducted by Wolfgang Priklopil. After 10 years of confinement, Natasha managed to escape. When Wolfgang realized that she was gone, he killed himself.
It is worth noting that the translation of the play has been awarded and the play’s premiere was supported by the National Theatre of Greece and paved the way for its direction in Paris.
The play will be presented at the Atalante Theatre at the 18th district of Paris from December 5th until December 18th 2014 and from April 1st until April 12 2015. In the meantime, the play will also be performed outside of Paris at Euridice Theatre, on March 19-20 2015.
Direction: Laurence Campet
Translation: Dimitra Kondylaki - Emmanuel Lahaie
Scenography: Fanny Laplane
Visuals: Nathalie Hervieux
Lighting: Manon Geffroy
Actors: Joséphine De Surmont, Antoine Doignon, France Ducateau, Pascal Henry, Hélène Jupin, Dominique Verrier