by Yannis Kalavrianos
Theater Stok, Zürich
Hotel Éternité is not an ordinary hotel. It is a place of eternal youth and happiness, a place where you arrive and never leave, a place where all dreams can come true. Everyone has a reason to be there: some are looking for a utopia, others a place to hide, and still others a place to live forever. Everything has a set routine: Mary, the owner of the Hotel Éternité, and the staff are completely dedicated to their mission. There are no clocks in this hotel, and words like time and death are forbidden. Time doesn't matter in this paradise anyway. Until the arrival of a new staff member, who brings up old stories and new reactions. Can things ever change, or will they remain the same in timeless oblivion?
"Humanity needs eternity!"
Hotel Eternité by Yannis Kalavrianos premiered at the National Theater of Greece in Athens in 2020. The Terrasse Ensemble brings this modern Greek play to Theater Stok in Zurich. The plot, which unfolds before the audience's eyes, is presented from the perspective of the hotel staff: their relationships, affairs and disputes reveal the secrets behind the facade of this "hotel". Eight performers and a musician on stage present the incredible, surreal and surprising story of Hotel Éternité.
"We are all young in our dreams".
Director: Anna Tsichli - Boissonnas
Author: Yiannis Kalavrianos
Movement: Antigone Gyra
Scenography: Apostolis Tsikas, Georgia Vlassi
Costumes: Anastasia Alamanou, Sophia Symeonidou
Music: Anastasia Alamanou
Translation: Esther Menet (German), Eirini Kasioumi (English)
Τechnical support: Lorenzo Demenga
Production support: Lilika Mylona, Zoe Shegaj, Dimitri Tombros, Vasiliki Vasilopoulou Make-up and hair styling: Mira Shegaj
Photography: Evi Fragolia
Performers: Anastasia Alamanou, Grigoris Grigoriadis, Lilika Mylona, Sophia Symeonidou, Dimitri Tombros, Apostolos Tsikas, Vasiliki Vasilopoulou, Georgia Vlassi Piano: Nasia Vlachou
Voices: Panos Dimitropoulos, Eirini Kasioumi, Peni Michailidou, Eleni Papadaki, Stavros Samouridis, Zoe Shegaj, Maria Skiada