The Cassette, 1982

4 male – 4 female

Loula Anagnostaki

In an attempt to escape from his daily routine, Pavlos, our protagonist, records his thoughts using a cassette player.  His thoughts are indicative of the oppression he is subjected to by everyone around him; his fiancée, who gets pregnant and forces him into marrying her, his friends or even by the death of his brother, who was killed during the celebrations for the victory of a football team. The only positive influence in his life is his mother. For Pavlos, escape is nowhere to be found, not even outside his home, since the noisy city suffocates him as well. He is gradually isolated in his room and finds himself listening to the cassettes filled with his thoughts, the cassettes he wishes to send to a Turkish murderer, whom he sees as a hero and mistakenly identifies him with a former Muslim classmate. Ultimately, for Pavlos, suicide will constitute the only act of freedom.


The Parade, 1965

1 male – 1 female

The city, 1965

2 male – 1 female

Antonio or The Message, 1972

4 male – 4 female

The Cassette, 1982

4 male – 4 female

The Sound of the Gun, 1987

3 male – 3 female

Diamonds and Blues, 1990

3 male – 4 female

Deep Red Sky, 1997

1 female (Monologue)

The Victory, 1978

7 male – 5 female (minimum number of actors: 5 male – 3 female)

The Journey Away, 1995

1 male – 3 female

The Overnight Stay, 1965

1 male – 2 female

The Interaction, 1967

4 male – 4 female



Loula Anagnostaki’s work constitutes a series of heroic chants towards the exit, a series of humble hymns to freedom. The focus of her playwriting ...