THE MAN WHO LAUGHS National Theatre Greece
Image Art by Anna Tsouloufi-Lagiou. Courtesy of NTG.

THE MAN WHO LAUGHS by Victor Hugo

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Where: National Theatre of Greece
When: 22 March 2019 – 26 May 2019
Why Go: A night of theatrical storytelling

The National Theatre of Greece presents The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo, a political work and love story that becomes an examination of the excesses of power.

The work is presented as a piece of musical theatre with original music by Thodoris Abazis (deputy artistic director) for a night of theatrical storytelling.

THE MAN WHO LAUGHS National Theatre Greece

A performer rehearsing on stage at the National Theatre of Greece. Photograph: courtesy of NTG

ABOUT THE MAN WHO LAUGHS

The Man Who Laughs was first published in April 1869, under the French title L’Homme qui rit, just two years before the establishment of the Paris Commune. It was adapted into a popular 1928 film, directed by Paul Leni and starring Conrad Veidt, Mary Philbin and Olga Baclanova.

Every issue, including social inequality, the corruption of power, the political responsibility to intervene, the crushing of the individual by the system, is latent and is masterfully revealed through a plot in which love is a driving force.

Why Athens Tip: Performed in Greek. English subtitles available daily.

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