My son, Nikolaos Mantzaros, 2017

1 female

Chrisa Spilioti

Regina Mantzarou, mother of Nikolaos Halikiopoulos Mantzaros, composer of the Greek Anthem, guides us through pathways full of turns and importants twists, through the crossroad of the French and the Greek Revolution. She speaks to us with passion about life and love, but mainly about her son. She becomes his first piano teacher, whilst trying to save her child and herself from the impass of the social limitations and the hypocrisy expressed and imposed by her husband Jacob. She will inspire to her son love for life and freedom. «All I did was to let him free to feel joy down to his little feet». And she will equip a young aristocrat to compose the music for the uprising of Greek people.

This monologue is the last play written by Chryssa Spilioti, which the author performed herself under the directing of Augustinos Remoundos during the season 2017-18 a Vault Theatre and in Festivals across Greece.


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[Translation: Elina Palaska]

Chrisa Spilioti, an actor, a playwright and a director, is theatre's "new woman", so much a creator as a per...