The kid, 2015


Peny Fylaktaki

Drama adaptation of Charlie Chaplin’s classic film transferred to today’s time. Europe experiences a new order of things. The unnatural rise of waters has stifled the once rich countries of the North, and as a result the English, the Germans, the Norwegians and other northern Europeans have become refugees in the most temperate countries of Southern Europe, including Greece. At these times, a young girl gives birth to a baby boy of unknown father and falls victim to a baby-selling gang. The baby, due to a misfortune in their plan, is not given for illegal adoption but is deserted near a refugee camp where Charlie, an English refugee, picks it up. At first he keeps it by necessity, but in time he becomes attached to it and raises it as his own. Ten years later, the young girl has become the greatest pop star in the country’s music scene and gives a charity concert in the refugee camp …


[Translated by Vasiliki Gkekina]



Aspects of Peny Fylaktaki’s theatre

MAN We lost.

WOMAN  Friendly game?


Seaweeds by Peny Fylaktaki

Peny Fylaktaki is a playwright with a dynamic presence in the Greek theater over the past fifteen years. She holds a PhD in Theatre Translation and...