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The novel which is considered the most complete and captivating work of the writer M. Karagatsis is presented at Poreia Theatre and directed by Dimitris Tarlow.

After the extremely successful collaboration with Stratis Paschalis in The Great Chimera, the director and artistic manager of PoreiaTheatre, assigned to him the adaptation of Junkermann.

The Finnish Vasilis Karlovits Junkermann is the main hero. A descendant of a wealthy family, captain of the Τsar’s White Guard, an opportunist who fights with his demons, finds himself in Greece after the Russian revolution. His past is burdened with a murder, a woman he shared with a second lieutenant, drug smuggling, binges of every sort, alcohol, gambling, blackmail, fraud…. Ruthless and ingenious, he climbs the social ladder in his new country, acquiring an important position at a bank, wealth and charm, an ‘aristocratic rogue’ who under the harsh Greek sun will come up against his own self, real love and the tragic element.

The novel, which is the third by the writer, was written in 1938, two years after the Chimera and five years after Colonel Liapkin, which together constitute the trilogy titled Acclimatization under Phoebus. In his novel, accompanying the comprehensive psychological analysis of the hero, Karagatsis, known to be a ‘natural born storyteller’, describes eloquently the social and political situation of post-war Greece, and puts forth his opinion about the Bolshevik Revolution, communism and the regime of the Τsar.

Non-Greek speaking visitors and theatre lovers will be able to follow the performance with English surtitles every Thursday from December 6th.

For more information, please visit the official site of the Poreia theatre.


28/11/2018 - 31/05/2019

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Location: Poreia theatre (3-5, Trikorfon st. Athens) Dates: 28 November - 31 May Days and Hours: Wednesday & Sunday 19:00 Thursday & Friday 20:00 Saturday 16:00, 20:30

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