ILLYA PRODUCTIONS presents renowned Cypriot actress, Paola Hadjilambri, in “Melina: The Last Greek Goddess” written and directed by Paul Lambis. The production falls under the auspices of His Excellency, The President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr Nicos Anastasiades.
After sell-out performances in 2017 in New York, Cyprus and Greece, “Melina: The Last Greek Goddess” returns to the New York stage for one performance at the United Solo Theatre Festival in November 2018. This one-woman play, brings to life the dynamic, larger-than-life persona of Melina Mercouri, whose international acting achievements on stage and screen, and her zestful commitment to Greek art and politics, defined her as Greece’s most celebrated national heroine. Poignant, passionate, seductive and controversial, the play illustrates a remarkable life of a political activist who sought to symbolise the soul of Greek national identity. An outspoken woman of principle, Melina was a strong advocate for the return of the Parthenon Marbles, from the British Museum to Greece.
This exuberant production creates a gripping theatrical experience and features compelling music that exists as a trademark for Greece.
Running time: 65 minutes
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Musical
Starring: Paola Hadjilambri
Written and Directed by: Paul Lambis
Co-written by: Paola Hadjilambri
Language: English / Greek
SOUTH AFRICA 2019