Giorgos Koutlis

The Dog, the Night and the Knife
by Marius von Mayenburg

One of the most successful performances of last year’s programme, The Dog, the Night and the Knife is once again presented at Peiraios 260. A gory, comical nightmare; a paranoid and brutally funny parable of our absurd reality. Giorgos Koutlis, head of the Experimental Stage of the National Theatre of Greece and restless director, returns with this contemporary play by Marius von Mayenburg, the provocative Schaubühne dramatist.

“M” finds himself in an abandoned cul-de-sac. He has no idea how he got there. The only thing he remembers is eating mussels. Night falls. By dawn, “M” will have been stabbed, stabbed others, come across people who wish to devour him, experienced time standing still. It is only at the finale that he finally stops being afraid for the very first time.