Anestis Azas

The Republic of Baklava

Anestis Azas’ new play, part of the 1821 Bicentennial tribute, is set in modern-day Greece, and can be classified as part-documentary, part-fiction, though it boasts a fictional plot. Featuring a mixed-race couple, a Greek man and a Turkish woman, who decide to form their own nation state using their home and private business as headquarters, this performance theatrically renegotiates tensions that have been active since the Greek Revolution to this day. Through a number of hilarious situations, the heroes are confronted with the contradictions of contemporary Greek society, the problematics of national identity, and the utopian reality of a future, global digital nation, taking us, the audience, along for the ride.

With Greek and English surtitles

Due to the ongoing pandemic, all performance dates are subject to change