Ten Tone Productions returns with a new theatrical adaptation of the incredibly important socio-political work of Lili Zografou, “Epaggelma: Porni” (Occupation: Prostitute). Lili was born 1922 and we are thrilled to be mounting this work in celebration of her centennial.
Elisseos Kyrillou will be his first foray into the director’s role with his adapted screenplay and is honored to present this historical masterpiece to the Greek diaspora. It is a provocative piece that will bring back memories for some of our first generation and shine a light on the challenges our parents and grandparents face for our new generations.
The play brings to life two different excerpts from the book, which narrate experiences of the author herself during the “Junta” period in Greece from 1967-1974. In the first part, we watch the heroine try to renew her passport and prove her existence at the Ministry of Interior, with all the ridiculous events that this entails, and the immense risks Lili had to take to retain agency over her life and occupation. In the second part we witness the consequences of a woman fighting for agency within a fascist system, and her experience in a psychiatric private clinic after her failed suicide attempt.
A role-playing game unfolds on stage and a revolution comes to life in front of the audience, aiming to awaken our consciousness about our role in our community, and how power and privilege can corrupt our personal morals and strain the fabric of society. This is a timely subject and one that remains relevant 45 years after the book’s original publication.
Brought to you in part by Hellenic Heritage Foundation